Review: could Benadryl cause Short-term memory loss?
We study 26,362 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 535 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 (latest outcomes from 29,318 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,795 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 535 people (2.03%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.11% of all the 465,817 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
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||63.27%||2.04%||2.04%||2.04%||8.16%||14.29%||8.16% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Short-term memory loss||64.72%||35.28% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.21%||1.88%||5.21%||13.33%||29.58%||16.67%||33.12% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||8.33%||58.33%||33.33%||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 * :
- Pain (56 people, 10.47%)
- Hypertension (50 people, 9.35%)
- Insomnia (37 people, 6.92%)
- Multiple sclerosis (35 people, 6.54%)
- Depression (34 people, 6.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (105 people, 19.63%)
- Zometa (98 people, 18.32%)
- Ambien (90 people, 16.82%)
- Neurontin (73 people, 13.64%)
- Oxycontin (68 people, 12.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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ronauda M on Apr, 20, 2012:
I have insomnia real bad.I was on the geneeric ambien but that stopped working. My doctor perscribed the real ambien, but was way to expensive. My insurance wouldn't cover it. I have been taking over the counter sleep aid for past 2 years. I'm now up to 50mg of diphenhydramine @ 4 pills per night. I started losing my memory,my name at times, ending up walking and not remembering how I got there. I thought it was menopause. Now my new doctor has told me of this sllep aide can cause memory loss. I'm now on trazadone.
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