Review: could Benadryl cause Hallucination?


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 Ativan, and have Pain . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 274 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, agitation, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 34,459 Hallucination patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 274 people (0.73%) have Hallucination


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Hallucination?

Time on Benadryl when people have Hallucination *:

  • < 1 month: 76.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.17 %

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 63.77 %
  • male: 36.23 %

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.19 %
  • 10-19: 8.96 %
  • 20-29: 2.83 %
  • 30-39: 11.32 %
  • 40-49: 21.7 %
  • 50-59: 13.21 %
  • 60+: 36.32 %

Severity if Hallucination when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Hallucination **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people, 12.04%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (27 people, 9.85%)
  • Insomnia (22 people, 8.03%)
  • Depression (18 people, 6.57%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (17 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (48 people, 17.52%)
  • Ativan (48 people, 17.52%)
  • Aspirin (41 people, 14.96%)
  • Wellbutrin (29 people, 10.58%)
  • Albuterol (28 people, 10.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (70 people, 25.55%)
  • Vomiting (57 people, 20.80%)
  • Nausea (56 people, 20.44%)
  • Confusional State (55 people, 20.07%)
  • Pain (52 people, 18.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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