Review: could Benadryl cause Psychiatric Symptom?


Summary

Psychiatric symptom 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 Heparin, and have Major depression . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Psychiatric symptom. Find out below who they are, when they have Psychiatric symptom and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Psychiatric Symptom

Psychiatric symptom has been reported by people with agitation, sepsis, drowsiness, insomnia, cardiac arrest (latest reports from 4,709 Psychiatric symptom patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 24 people (0.06%) have Psychiatric Symptom


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Psychiatric symptom?

Time on Benadryl when people have Psychiatric Symptom *:

  • < 1 month: 83.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psychiatric Symptom when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 54.17 %
  • male: 45.83 %

Age of people who have Psychiatric Symptom when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 4.55 %
  • 2-9: 4.55 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 13.64 %
  • 50-59: 40.91 %
  • 60+: 9.09 %

Severity if Psychiatric Symptom when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Major Depression (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Mitral Valve Replacement (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Trasylol (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Heparin (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Protamine Sulfate (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Aspirin (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Dopamine Hcl (6 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (12 people, 50.00%)
  • Renal Failure (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Pain (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Unevaluable Event (8 people, 33.33%)
  • Injury (8 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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