Benadryl and Restless legs - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 121 have Restless legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Restless Legs

Restless legs has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,236 Restless legs patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 121 people (0.3%) have Restless Legs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Restless legs?

Time on Benadryl when people have Restless Legs *:

  • < 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 Restless Legs when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 73.5 %
  • male: 26.5 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.04 %
  • 20-29: 2.08 %
  • 30-39: 3.12 %
  • 40-49: 14.58 %
  • 50-59: 27.08 %
  • 60+: 52.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Crohn's Disease (13 people, 10.74%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (9 people, 7.44%)
  • Pain (9 people, 7.44%)
  • Depression (8 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (30 people, 24.79%)
  • Coumadin (30 people, 24.79%)
  • Pepcid (29 people, 23.97%)
  • Zofran (28 people, 23.14%)
  • Ambien (26 people, 21.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (48 people, 39.67%)
  • Pain (40 people, 33.06%)
  • Nausea (40 people, 33.06%)
  • Fatigue (39 people, 32.23%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (39 people, 32.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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