Could Benadryl cause Ms - from FDA reports


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 Hypersensitivity . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 96 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 Benadryl 44,691 users)

Ms

Ms has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,506 Ms patients).

On Jan, 06, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 96 people (0.24%) have Ms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Ms?

Time on Benadryl when people have Ms *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ms when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 93.68 %
  • male: 6.32 %

Age of people who have Ms when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 3.7 %
  • 30-39: 18.52 %
  • 40-49: 28.4 %
  • 50-59: 34.57 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (6 people, 6.25%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 5.21%)
  • Pain (5 people, 5.21%)
  • Anaemia (3 people, 3.12%)
  • Agranulocytosis (3 people, 3.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (33 people, 34.38%)
  • Tylenol (21 people, 21.88%)
  • Avonex (20 people, 20.83%)
  • Rebif (9 people, 9.38%)
  • Zyrtec (8 people, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (25 people, 26.04%)
  • Weakness (21 people, 21.88%)
  • Fall (21 people, 21.88%)
  • Dizziness (20 people, 20.83%)
  • Cognitive Disorder (20 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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