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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 26,402 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 29,367 users)

Psychiatric symptom

Psychiatric symptom has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, quit smoking, herpes zoster, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Psychiatric symptom 3,195 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 26,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 17 people (0.06%) have Psychiatric Symptom.

Trend of Psychiatric symptom in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Psychiatric symptom * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Psychiatric symptom80.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Psychiatric symptom70.59%29.41%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Psychiatric symptom5.88%0.00%0.00%5.88%5.88%17.65%52.94%11.76%

Severity of Psychiatric symptom when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Psychiatric symptom0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Psychiatric symptom ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Major depression (4 people, 23.53%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (3 people, 17.65%)
  3. Anxiety (3 people, 17.65%)
  4. Pruritus (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Hysterectomy (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Heparin (9 people, 52.94%)
  2. Trasylol (9 people, 52.94%)
  3. Protamine sulfate (7 people, 41.18%)
  4. Aspirin (7 people, 41.18%)
  5. Lisinopril (6 people, 35.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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