Could Benadryl cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 38,828 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 2,354 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 Benadryl 44,671 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,964 Headache patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

38,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 2,354 people (6.06%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Headache?

Time on Benadryl when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 74.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.28 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.53 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 76.1 %
  • male: 23.9 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.98 %
  • 10-19: 6.45 %
  • 20-29: 7.88 %
  • 30-39: 13.17 %
  • 40-49: 22.31 %
  • 50-59: 24.13 %
  • 60+: 24.08 %

Severity of Headache **:

  • least: 4.76 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 23.81 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (221 people, 9.39%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (198 people, 8.41%)
  • Crohn's Disease (154 people, 6.54%)
  • High Blood Pressure (135 people, 5.73%)
  • Depression (131 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (528 people, 22.43%)
  • Zofran (220 people, 9.35%)
  • Remicade (196 people, 8.33%)
  • Ativan (174 people, 7.39%)
  • Prednisone (162 people, 6.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (764 people, 32.46%)
  • Fatigue (598 people, 25.40%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (480 people, 20.39%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (471 people, 20.01%)
  • Pain (470 people, 19.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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