Review: could Benadryl cause Hallucination?
Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 26,199 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 338 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.
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On Apr, 13, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 338 people (1.29%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.20% of all the 167,340 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hallucination * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (44 people, 13.02%)
- Hypertension (41 people, 12.13%)
- Multiple myeloma (40 people, 11.83%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (28 people, 8.28%)
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis (26 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (87 people, 25.74%)
- Ativan (87 people, 25.74%)
- Aspirin (74 people, 21.89%)
- Albuterol (66 people, 19.53%)
- Compazine (61 people, 18.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Norman (3 years ago):
I used to take Benadryl because I knew it would make me hallucinate. Sometimes the hallucinations would be overwhelming to the point that I had to go to the hospital and the whole situation fealt like a loosely controlable lucid dream. About the only thing I could comprehend was that I knew not to sign the 3 day watch paper. The funny thing was the nezt day when I saw the paperwork that I filled out at the hospital was complete jiberish.
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I took all the medicines like I am supposed to at night and I used th mouthwash and about 30 minutes later I started to hallucinate. is the mixture of the medicine that caused me to hallucinate
From this study (1 year ago):
I was admitted to hospital for four days due to the adverse effects from these medications. On the last day, I begged them to let me out even though I was not better, so I could be with my family. I have to walk with a cane to help stabilize me, because I have fallen several times. I still have hallucinations where I see stuff on the walls and floors that are not there. I also suffered double and trouble focusing my eyes, this has for the most part disappeared.
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