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Review: could Benadryl cause Headache?

Summary: Headache 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 26,425 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,708 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,380 Benadryl users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,234 Headache patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 26,414 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,708 people (6.47%) 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
Headache76.03%9.92%0.83%1.65%4.96%6.61%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%3.06%7.08%7.01%13.00%23.21%23.01%23.62%

Severity of Headache when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache4.55%54.55%27.27%13.64%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache6.67%33.33%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (166 people, 9.72%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (124 people, 7.26%)
  3. Hypertension (104 people, 6.09%)
  4. Depression (100 people, 5.85%)
  5. Crohn's disease (77 people, 4.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (226 people, 13.23%)
  2. Zometa (216 people, 12.65%)
  3. Ambien (193 people, 11.30%)
  4. Decadron (191 people, 11.18%)
  5. Zofran (185 people, 10.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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