Benadryl and Migraine - from FDA reports
Migraine 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 Depression. This review analyzes which people have Migraine with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 649 people (1.45%) have Migraine
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Migraine *:
- < 1 month: 73.91 %
- 1 - 6 months: 8.7 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 90.26 %
- male: 9.74 %
Age of people who have Migraine when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 1.2 %
- 10-19: 5.62 %
- 20-29: 8.23 %
- 30-39: 19.08 %
- 40-49: 25.9 %
- 50-59: 27.91 %
- 60+: 12.05 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (66 people, 10.17%)
- Pain (64 people, 9.86%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (53 people, 8.17%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (43 people, 6.63%)
- High Blood Pressure (39 people, 6.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (128 people, 19.72%)
- Zofran (96 people, 14.79%)
- Zometa (84 people, 12.94%)
- Neurontin (82 people, 12.63%)
- Zyrtec (66 people, 10.17%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (192 people, 29.58%)
- Headache (175 people, 26.96%)
- Pain (173 people, 26.66%)
- Fatigue (152 people, 23.42%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (150 people, 23.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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