Benadryl and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports
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 Tylenol, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Short-term memory loss 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, 865 people (1.93%) have Short-term memory loss
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Short-term memory loss *:
- < 1 month: 72.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 7.5 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 7.5 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 7.5 %
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 68.95 %
- male: 31.05 %
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.15 %
- 2-9: 0.15 %
- 10-19: 2.13 %
- 20-29: 5.02 %
- 30-39: 12.92 %
- 40-49: 23.4 %
- 50-59: 21.28 %
- 60+: 34.95 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (87 people, 10.06%)
- Pain (64 people, 7.40%)
- High Blood Pressure (62 people, 7.17%)
- Hypersensitivity (49 people, 5.66%)
- Depression (47 people, 5.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (123 people, 14.22%)
- Zometa (122 people, 14.10%)
- Ambien (111 people, 12.83%)
- Aspirin (93 people, 10.75%)
- Neurontin (89 people, 10.29%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (275 people, 31.79%)
- Stress And Anxiety (271 people, 31.33%)
- Pain (255 people, 29.48%)
- Headache (240 people, 27.75%)
- Dizziness (215 people, 24.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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