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Review: could Benadryl cause Leg cramps (Leg pain)?

Summary: Leg cramps is reported only by a few people who take Benadryl.

We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg cramps and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)

Leg cramps

Leg Cramps has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 1,071 Leg Cramps patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Leg Cramps.

Trend of Leg cramps in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Leg cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg cramps0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Leg cramps when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Leg cramps0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Leg cramps when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg cramps0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Leg cramps when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg cramps0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Leg cramps ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fever (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ibuprofen (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Jennifer Clark (3 years ago):

When I take Benadryl, my legs and arms cramp. It's a lot like restless leg syndrom. Luckily, I found that magnesium citrate taken 3 times per day helps to alleviate the symptons,
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