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Review: could Benadryl cause Ms?

We study 26,362 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 (latest outcomes from 29,318 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Ms

Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 280,016 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 56 people (0.21%) have Ms. They amount to 0.02% of all the 280,166 people who have Ms on eHealthMe.

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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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

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am vigorous and healthy. My fainting happens when my head moves backward rapidly such as when I lie down in bed too fast. I recover quickly with no additional effects. I am not sure this is caused by my medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I take Prozac for depression, Atenolol Chlorthalidone for hypertension, and Valium as needed for stress. I also Vasovagal when stressed, which is becoming more frequent as I get older. Can I take a Valium in preparation for stressful situations, or does that exacerbate my tendency to Vasovagal under stress?

    Reply

    Deru on Jul, 9, 2014:

    try Acupuncture or buy a Acupuncture machine which has pads to stimulate your nerves. Your sure to quit using antidepressants and be stable for the rest of your life but treatment should be done for about 6 months or more and may differ case to case.

    Reply

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