Review: could Benadryl cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?
Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 26,435 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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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,196 Hallucination patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 338 people (1.28%) have Hallucination.
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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