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Review: could Benadryl cause Psychiatric symptom?

Summary: Psychiatric symptom could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Heparin, and have Major depression.

We study 26,199 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 (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Psychiatric symptom

Psychiatric symptom (latest reports from 13,526 patients) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, quit smoking, herpes zoster, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 17 people (0.06%) have Psychiatric Symptom. They amount to 0.13% of all the 13,513 people who have Psychiatric Symptom on eHealthMe.

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. Aspirin (7 people, 41.18%)
  4. Protamine sulfate (7 people, 41.18%)
  5. Lasix (6 people, 35.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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