Review: could Benadryl cause Raynaud's phenomenon?
We study 26,361 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Raynaud's phenomenon. Find out below who they are, when they have Raynaud's phenomenon and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,318 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Raynaud's phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas) (latest reports from 12,421 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 29 people (0.11%) have Raynaud's Phenomenon. They amount to 0.23% of all the 12,405 people who have Raynaud's Phenomenon on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Raynaud's phenomenon * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Raynaud's phenomenon||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Benadryl * :
|Raynaud's phenomenon||93.10%||6.90% |
Age of people who have Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Benadryl * :
|Raynaud's phenomenon||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67%||33.33% |
Severity of Raynaud's phenomenon when taking Benadryl ** :
How people recovered from Raynaud's phenomenon ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (15 people, 51.72%)
- Blood pressure (4 people, 13.79%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 13.79%)
- Premenstrual syndrome (2 people, 6.90%)
- Acne (2 people, 6.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prevacid (18 people, 62.07%)
- Demerol (16 people, 55.17%)
- Zantac (16 people, 55.17%)
- Diazepam (15 people, 51.72%)
- Amoxicillin (15 people, 51.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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