Review: could Benadryl cause Restless legs?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 80 have Restless legs. See who they are, when they have Restless legs and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 66,386 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 76 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||68.49%||31.51% |
Age of people who have Restless legs when taking Benadryl * :
|Restless legs||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.92%||1.64%||21.31%||19.67%||52.46% |
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, 14.47%)
- Crohn's disease (8 people, 10.53%)
- Restless legs syndrome (5 people, 6.58%)
- Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 6.58%)
- Hypothyroidism (4 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Coumadin (26 people, 34.21%)
- Pepcid (23 people, 30.26%)
- Zofran (22 people, 28.95%)
- Prilosec (22 people, 28.95%)
- Levaquin (20 people, 26.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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