Review: could Diphenhydramine cause Muscle twitching?
Summary: Muscle twitching could be caused by Diphenhydramine, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Multi-vitamins, and have Birth control and family planning.
We study 2,004 people who have side effects while taking Diphenhydramine from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Among them, 5 people (0.26%) have Muscle Twitching. They amount to 0.01% of all the 60,731 people who have Muscle Twitching on eHealthMe.
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||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||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%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00% |
Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle twitching||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||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 * :
- Birth control and family planning (1 people, 20.00%)
- Adhd (1 people, 20.00%)
- Hypothyroidism (1 people, 20.00%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 20.00%)
- Bipolar ii disorder (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Multi-vitamins (1 people, 20.00%)
- Reglan (1 people, 20.00%)
- Nitro-dur (1 people, 20.00%)
- Pepcid (1 people, 20.00%)
- Unspecified vitamins (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Related topic: Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, Muscle twitching
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From this study (2 years ago):
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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