Review: could Benadryl cause Restless legs (Restless Leg Syndrome)?
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 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Restless legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)
Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,480 Restless legs patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 26,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 80 people (0.30%) have Restless Legs.
Time on Benadryl when people have Restless legs * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs||70.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.00%||10.00%||0.00%||10.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs when taking Benadryl * :
|Restless legs||70.13%||29.87% |
Age of people who have Restless legs when taking Benadryl * :
|Restless legs||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.62%||1.54%||23.08%||18.46%||52.31% |
Severity of Restless legs when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Restless legs ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 13.75%)
- Crohn's disease (8 people, 10.00%)
- Restless legs syndrome (5 people, 6.25%)
- Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 6.25%)
- Impaired gastric emptying (4 people, 5.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Coumadin (28 people, 35.00%)
- Pepcid (25 people, 31.25%)
- Prilosec (24 people, 30.00%)
- Zofran (24 people, 30.00%)
- Levaquin (22 people, 27.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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deerfisherman on Dec, 23, 2012:
Benadryl is a trigger for Restless Leg s. do not take it or your legs will jump.
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Johanna on Dec, 18, 2012:
I am a59 year old woman and I used benylin to help me though my cold symptoms , but instead of getting a good night sleep I ended up with the most severe restless leg syndrom.Years ago when I experienced menopausal insomnia I tried sleep aid and the same thing happened . I figured out that it is the ingredient Diphenhydramine Hydrochlorine . there shoul be a warning on the label . Can someone use this information to help people that experience rest less les syndrom.
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