Review: taking Rituxan and Benadryl together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Rituxan and Benadryl together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Rituxan and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,136 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,110 users)

Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

3,136 people who take Rituxan, Benadryl are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Rituxan and Benadryl drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Rituxan:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Benadryl:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Rituxan:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Benadryl:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Rituxan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Benadryl:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • infusion related reaction
  • arthralgia
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • pneumonia
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pneumonia
  • asthenia
  • dehydration
  • sepsis
  • weight decreased
  • decreased appetite
  • hypotension
  • pyrexia
6 - 12 months:
  • infusion related reaction
  • drug ineffective
  • weight decreased
  • nasopharyngitis
  • blood pressure increased
  • weight increased
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • nausea
  • pain
1 - 2 years:
  • infusion related reaction
  • arthralgia
  • blood pressure increased
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • weight increased
  • cough
  • nasopharyngitis
  • pyrexia
  • diarrhoea
2 - 5 years:
  • drug ineffective
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • arthralgia
  • weight decreased
  • nasopharyngitis
  • headache
  • infusion related reaction
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • fall
5 - 10 years:
  • localised infection
  • peripheral swelling
  • drug effect decreased
  • pain
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • infusion related reaction
  • drug ineffective
  • weight decreased
  • arthralgia
  • joint swelling
10+ years:
  • fluid retention
  • hyperglycaemia
  • hypotension
  • vision blurred
not specified:
  • infusion related reaction
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • death
  • blood pressure increased
  • nausea
  • pain
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • dyspnoea
  • weight decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • infusion related reaction
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • pain
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • blood pressure increased
  • weight decreased
male:
  • death
  • fatigue
  • infusion related reaction
  • blood pressure increased
  • arthralgia
  • pyrexia
  • dyspnoea
  • hypotension
  • nausea
  • cough

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • agitation
  • bacteraemia
  • bacteria stool identified
  • blood pressure increased
  • bradycardia
  • bronchial hyperreactivity
  • bronchial obstruction
  • bronchospasm
  • catheter related infection
  • central line infection
2-9:
  • tracheobronchitis
  • catheter related infection
  • deafness bilateral
  • gastroenteritis viral
  • general physical health deterioration
  • heart rate increased
  • infusion related reaction
  • joint contracture
  • meningitis aseptic
  • moraxella infection
10-19:
  • infusion related reaction
  • malaise
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting
  • body temperature increased
  • chills
  • cyanosis
  • hypotension
20-29:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • infusion related reaction
  • weight increased
  • arthralgia
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • urinary tract infection
30-39:
  • infusion related reaction
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • blood potassium decreased
  • contusion
  • gait disturbance
  • foot deformity
  • pneumonia
40-49:
  • infusion related reaction
  • pneumonia
  • arthralgia
  • blood pressure increased
  • nausea
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • bronchitis
  • headache
  • pain
  • cystitis
50-59:
  • infusion related reaction
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • nasopharyngitis
  • weight decreased
  • weight increased
  • headache
60+:
  • infusion related reaction
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • blood pressure increased
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • hypotension
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
  • dyspnoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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