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Review: could Benadryl cause Increased tendency to bruise?

We study 26,366 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Increased tendency to bruise. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased tendency to bruise and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,322 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Increased tendency to bruise

Increased tendency to bruise (increased tendency to injure the underlying soft tissue or bone) (latest reports from 19,565 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 20 people (0.08%) have Increased Tendency To Bruise. They amount to 0.10% of all the 19,550 people who have Increased Tendency To Bruise on eHealthMe.

Trend of Increased tendency to bruise in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Increased tendency to bruise * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Increased tendency to bruise0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Increased tendency to bruise when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Increased tendency to bruise77.78%22.22%

Age of people who have Increased tendency to bruise when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Increased tendency to bruise0.00%0.00%14.29%0.00%0.00%35.71%21.43%28.57%

Severity of Increased tendency to bruise when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Increased tendency to bruise0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Increased tendency to bruise ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (4 people, 20.00%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 10.00%)
  3. Hypertension (2 people, 10.00%)
  4. Pain (1 people, 5.00%)
  5. Angioedema (1 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Premarin (4 people, 20.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 15.00%)
  3. Synthroid (3 people, 15.00%)
  4. Prednisone tab (3 people, 15.00%)
  5. Zocor (2 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (17 hours ago):

  • I've always had mood swings and have suffered with depression throughout my life. Recently I started taking Benadryl at night to help with allergies. I found that it helped me sleep better also. I'm not sure if I'm just noticing that I may have a mood disorder that's always been there or if it is caused by the Benadryl requip combo

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

    Reply

    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My most severe symptoms would be the shortness of breath, muscle weakness and this chronic pain under my left rib that goes around to my back and up to my shoulder blade. Occasionally that pain will go to my left chest, clavicle and jaw. But all of my pain is on the left side. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis too. Chronic headaches are dizziness are awful and debilitating.

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