Could Acetaminophen cause Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Acetaminophen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 73,148 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA. Among them, 1,309 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Acetaminophen 76,274 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

73,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen.
Among them, 1,309 people (1.79%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acetaminophen cause Itching?

Time on Acetaminophen when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 84.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.16 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • female: 65.99 %
  • male: 34.01 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • 0-1: 0.35 %
  • 2-9: 2.35 %
  • 10-19: 4.09 %
  • 20-29: 4.79 %
  • 30-39: 10.98 %
  • 40-49: 12.46 %
  • 50-59: 20.73 %
  • 60+: 44.25 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (155 people, 11.84%)
  • Omeprazole (122 people, 9.32%)
  • Folic Acid (109 people, 8.33%)
  • Furosemide (100 people, 7.64%)
  • Methotrexate (92 people, 7.03%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (97 people, 7.41%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (427 people, 32.62%)
  • Pain (211 people, 16.12%)
  • Fever (208 people, 15.89%)
  • Nausea (180 people, 13.75%)
  • Weakness (162 people, 12.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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