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Review: could Benadryl cause Ms (Multiple sclerosis)?

Summary: Ms 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 Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 56 have Ms. Find out below who they are, when they have Ms 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)

Ms

Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 222,627 Ms patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 26,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 56 people (0.21%) have Ms.

Trend of Ms in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Ms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ms100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ms when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Ms96.72%3.28%

Age of people who have Ms when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ms0.00%0.00%0.00%1.79%25.00%23.21%39.29%10.71%

Severity of Ms when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ms ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (35 people, 62.50%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (5 people, 8.93%)
  3. Food allergy (4 people, 7.14%)
  4. Malignant melanoma stage iii (3 people, 5.36%)
  5. Anaemia (3 people, 5.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (18 people, 32.14%)
  2. Avonex (13 people, 23.21%)
  3. Tylenol (8 people, 14.29%)
  4. Zyrtec (8 people, 14.29%)
  5. Ditropan (8 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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