Benadryl and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 781 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,178 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 781 people (1.92%) 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: 73.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.89 %

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

  • female: 67.1 %
  • male: 32.9 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 2.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.67 %
  • 30-39: 13.52 %
  • 40-49: 25.04 %
  • 50-59: 20.2 %
  • 60+: 34.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (74 people, 9.48%)
  • Pain (55 people, 7.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (55 people, 7.04%)
  • Hypersensitivity (44 people, 5.63%)
  • Depression (44 people, 5.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (122 people, 15.62%)
  • Tylenol (110 people, 14.08%)
  • Ambien (109 people, 13.96%)
  • Aspirin (93 people, 11.91%)
  • Neurontin (85 people, 10.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (254 people, 32.52%)
  • Fatigue (249 people, 31.88%)
  • Pain (234 people, 29.96%)
  • Headache (210 people, 26.89%)
  • Weakness (197 people, 25.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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