Review: could Diphenhydramine cause Short-term memory loss?
Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Diphenhydramine, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Temazepam, and have Insomnia.
We study 2,004 people who have side effects while taking Diphenhydramine from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.
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Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,959 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.
Short-term memory loss
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On Apr, 6, 2014: 1,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Among them, 13 people (0.68%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.00% of all the 460,306 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Diphenhydramine hydrochloride 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||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :
|Short-term memory loss||42.86%||57.14% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.33%||16.67%||25.00%||41.67%||8.33% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||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 * :
- Insomnia (4 people, 30.77%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 15.38%)
- Depression (2 people, 15.38%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (1 people, 7.69%)
- Pain (1 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Temazepam (5 people, 38.46%)
- Multi-vitamins (4 people, 30.77%)
- Omeprazole (4 people, 30.77%)
- Famotidine (3 people, 23.08%)
- Naproxen (3 people, 23.08%)
* 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.
From this study (5 years ago):
for me I go to the doctor after I have tried the medicine for about 6 months. Some medicines you take and immediately know that they are working. The side effects that bother me the most is my memory loss and insomnia. The ambien worked like a charm for about the first year that I took it and now three years later, I have added Benadryl to assist with the whole insomnia thing. Doctor reccommended doing this instead of going up to a higher dose of ambien. I've also tried melatonin with little succes. The anti deprssent (Lexapro 10mg) does help my depression a lot, but it leaves me with the chronic "no libido" syndrom.
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