Review: could Benadryl cause Headache?
We study 26,364 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,704 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,322 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,212,185 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Aug, 10, 2014: 26,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,704 people (6.46%) have Headache. They amount to 0.14% of all the 1,184,456 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Headache * :
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Gender of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Headache when taking Benadryl ** :
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How people recovered from Headache ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (165 people, 9.68%)
- Multiple sclerosis (124 people, 7.28%)
- Hypertension (104 people, 6.10%)
- Depression (100 people, 5.87%)
- Crohn's disease (77 people, 4.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (226 people, 13.26%)
- Zometa (216 people, 12.68%)
- Ambien (192 people, 11.27%)
- Decadron (191 people, 11.21%)
- Zofran (184 people, 10.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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