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Review: could Benadryl cause Headache?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,517 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,567 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 26,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,704 people (6.46%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache77.78%10.26%0.85%1.71%3.42%5.98%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Headache74.41%25.59%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%3.07%7.03%7.03%12.97%23.28%22.94%23.69%

Severity of Headache when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache5.56%55.56%22.22%16.67%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache9.09%36.36%54.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (165 people, 9.68%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (124 people, 7.28%)
  3. Hypertension (104 people, 6.10%)
  4. Depression (100 people, 5.87%)
  5. Crohn's disease (77 people, 4.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (226 people, 13.26%)
  2. Zometa (216 people, 12.68%)
  3. Ambien (192 people, 11.27%)
  4. Decadron (191 people, 11.21%)
  5. Zofran (184 people, 10.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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