Review: could Benadryl cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Short-term memory loss 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 Ambien, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 660 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, diarrhea, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,369 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 660 people (1.75%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Benadryl when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 52.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 10.42 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 66.87 %
  • male: 33.13 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 1.99 %
  • 20-29: 4.97 %
  • 30-39: 9.74 %
  • 40-49: 26.64 %
  • 50-59: 21.07 %
  • 60+: 35.19 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 31.25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (64 people, 9.70%)
  • Pain (52 people, 7.88%)
  • Hypertension (43 people, 6.52%)
  • Depression (41 people, 6.21%)
  • Insomnia (38 people, 5.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (83 people, 12.58%)
  • Tylenol (77 people, 11.67%)
  • Aspirin (77 people, 11.67%)
  • Prilosec (63 people, 9.55%)
  • Neurontin (63 people, 9.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (174 people, 26.36%)
  • Anxiety (167 people, 25.30%)
  • Headache (161 people, 24.39%)
  • Pain (147 people, 22.27%)
  • Dizziness (142 people, 21.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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