Review: Short-term memory loss in Benadryl
(By eHealthMe on Dec, 15, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Short-term memory loss (Memory loss) by studying 25,105 people who take Benadryl. We analyze: the time on Benadryl when people have Short-term memory loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Short-term memory loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Benadryl. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include nausea aggravated, nausea, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, rashes.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On Dec, 15, 2013: 25,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 486 people (1.94%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Benadryl when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||65.96%||0.00%||2.13%||2.13%||8.51%||12.77%||8.51% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Short-term memory loss||65.73%||34.27% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.23%||1.61%||4.84%||12.67%||29.03%||17.28%||34.33% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||10.00%||60.00%||30.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (49 people, 10.08%)
- Pain (49 people, 10.08%)
- Insomnia (36 people, 7.41%)
- Pruritus (32 people, 6.58%)
- Depression (32 people, 6.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (98 people, 20.16%)
- Zometa (92 people, 18.93%)
- Ambien (88 people, 18.11%)
- Neurontin (70 people, 14.40%)
- Oxycontin (65 people, 13.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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