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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 26,437 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

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,397 Benadryl users)

Restless legs

Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,499 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.

Trend of Restless legs in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Restless legs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs70.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%10.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs70.13%29.87%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs0.00%0.00%0.00%4.62%1.54%23.08%18.46%52.31%

Severity of Restless legs when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Restless legs ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 13.75%)
  2. Crohn's disease (8 people, 10.00%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (5 people, 6.25%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 6.25%)
  5. Impaired gastric emptying (4 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (28 people, 35.00%)
  2. Pepcid (25 people, 31.25%)
  3. Prilosec (24 people, 30.00%)
  4. Zofran (24 people, 30.00%)
  5. Levaquin (22 people, 27.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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