Review: could Diphenhydramine hydrochloride cause Muscle twitching?
Summary: Muscle twitching is found among people who take Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Primary insomnia.
We study 2,046 people who have side effects while taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.
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Diphenhydramine hydrochloride has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 3,003 Diphenhydramine hydrochloride users)
Muscle twitching has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 11,049 Muscle twitching patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 2,046 people reported to have side effects when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Among them, 7 people (0.34%) have Muscle Twitching.
Time on Diphenhydramine hydrochloride when people have Muscle twitching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle twitching||40.00%||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :
|Muscle twitching||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67% |
Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle twitching||20.00%||60.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Chronic insomnia (2 people, 28.57%)
- Ankle pain (1 people, 14.29%)
- Itching (1 people, 14.29%)
- Back pain - nonspecific (1 people, 14.29%)
- Muscle contractions involuntary (1 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (2 people, 28.57%)
- Pepcid (1 people, 14.29%)
- Nitro-dur (1 people, 14.29%)
- Diphenhydramine hydrochloride inj (1 people, 14.29%)
- Lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (1 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Itching in extremeties with no rash apparent. Eyes watery and burning. Twitching is in left eyelid. Itching started 8 days ago. Lotion does not help much. Diphenhydramine does not help much.
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I think my daughter is addicted to these meds. She has muscle severe uncontrolled muscle twitching. Sleeps a lot at times and is fatigued. She is also uninterested in daily responsiblilities at times. Erratic.
Dan L. on Oct, 15, 2012:
the twitching might be tourette symdrome
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