Benadryl and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports
Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Zofran, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 19, 2017
44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 39 people (0.09%) have Serotonin syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 79.49 %
- male: 20.51 %
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 6.45 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 12.9 %
- 40-49: 12.9 %
- 50-59: 45.16 %
- 60+: 22.58 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (23 people, 58.97%)
- Pain (13 people, 33.33%)
- Stress And Anxiety (10 people, 25.64%)
- Nausea (8 people, 20.51%)
- Procedural Pain (7 people, 17.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zofran (12 people, 30.77%)
- Promethazine (11 people, 28.21%)
- Wellbutrin (10 people, 25.64%)
- Prozac (10 people, 25.64%)
- Zoloft (9 people, 23.08%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (10 people, 25.64%)
- Agitation (10 people, 25.64%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (8 people, 20.51%)
- Feeling Abnormal (8 people, 20.51%)
- Fall (8 people, 20.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 49,079 users)
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