Review: could Benadryl cause Migraine?
We study 26,364 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 357 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,322 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 172,875 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 357 people (1.35%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.21% of all the 172,741 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Migraine * :
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Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Migraine when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Migraine when taking Benadryl ** :
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How people recovered from Migraine ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (46 people, 12.89%)
- Depression (43 people, 12.04%)
- Osteoporosis (33 people, 9.24%)
- Pain (33 people, 9.24%)
- Hypertension (29 people, 8.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (78 people, 21.85%)
- Neurontin (70 people, 19.61%)
- Zofran (68 people, 19.05%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 16.25%)
- Reglan (50 people, 14.01%)
* 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 (2 days 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
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.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Frequent migraines, neck and spine pain
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