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Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Related Drug Dependence

Official FDA Reports167
Social Media Events13
Active Ingredients
  • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride
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Additional Terms for Drug Dependence
  • Difficult To Wean Off
  • Can Be Habit Forming
  • Feellike I Don't Need It I Don't Take It
  • Patient Comes To Rely On It Completely
  • Can't Stay Awake Without It
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Social Media Comments From Around the Web

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride

Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

I take this medicine every night during the week! It helps me tremendously! I used to take Lunesta but I was so addicted to it and would have the worse withdrawals without it and the metallic taste ...


Source:" drugs/drugreview-161075-ZzzQuil+oral.a...

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Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

... than the Zquil, but from both, am able to wake up in the a.m. reasonably refreshed. Was prescribed Lunestra but was afraid of scary side effect and addictiveness . They say Diphenhydramine is n...


Source:" Sleep Aid (diphenhydramine) oral : Use...

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Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

... have a great nights sleep and your allergy symptoms you can kiss goodbye for the time the product last, its pretty safe if used as directed. The downside is that it can become addicting to a point, be...


Source:" Benadryl Diphenhydramine HCI Tablets F...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence, Withdrawal syndrome

Posted By Ccheer in fdb.rxlist.com on October 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I take this medicine every night during the week! It helps me tremendously! I used to take Lunesta but I was so addicted to it and would have the worse withdrawals without it and the metallic taste ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By Sleepy in fdb.rxlist.com on August 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... than the Zquil, but from both, am able to wake up in the a.m. reasonably refreshed. Was prescribed Lunestra but was afraid of scary side effect and addictiveness. They say Diphenhydramine is n...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By nesha45 in viewpoints.com on February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... have a great nights sleep and your allergy symptoms you can kiss goodbye for the time the product last, its pretty safe if used as directed. The downside is that it can become addicting to a point, be...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erectile dysfunction, Drug dependence

Posted By badmedicine in fdb.rxlist.com on October 7, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I started taking this medicine about 3 years ago to help me sleep,which it does do that but, I cannot sleep without it.So yes it can be habit forming. A couple side effects of long term use of this me...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence, Muscle spasms

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking an over the counter generic sleep aid for ten years now. It works well, but I believe it is addictive.Have been experiencing severe leg cramps and believe it is from this med since ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Drug dependence, Palpitations, Anxiety, Confusional state, Depression, Hangover

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... Feeling is less like hangover and more like trying to kick addictive substance cold-turkey. ER staff assured me feelings weren't dangerous in the same way as cold-turkey shakes, and evidently they're...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Polyuria, Tinnitus, Drug dependence, Cardiac flutter, Dissociation, Confusional state, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: The main and more noticeable side effects were frequent urination, mild ringing in ears, drowsiness (obviously), heart fluttering and strange feelings. I've taken generic bena...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By jlmyers1 in viewpoints.com on November 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... hour or two I was tired, fell asleep and stayed asleep all night. I was worried I would wake up really groggy but I woke up refreshed and ready to go. I didn't become addicted to it and use it when ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety disorder, Drug dependence, Memory impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Discomfort

Posted By OTC_Meds_R_Bad_2 in fdb.rxlist.com on April 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... have an addictive personality, drink alcohol or use street drugs, use herbs or other medications (including other antihistamines), have depression or ANY type of anxiety disorder. I HIGHLY recommened ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence, Somnolence

Posted By AgnosticPanda in drugs.com on February 20, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... indoors and outdoors and Benardryl is the only allergy pill that works for me. It works fast and stops my runny nose immediately. Although I do feel sleepy (most of the time), I can't be without it....

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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.