Review: could Benadryl cause Anaphylaxis?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 529 have Anaphylaxis. See who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) (latest reports from 105,186 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 515 people (2.05%) have Anaphylaxis.
Time on Benadryl when people have Anaphylaxis * :
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Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Prophylaxis (32 people, 6.21%)
- Asthma (28 people, 5.44%)
- Urticaria (28 people, 5.44%)
- Crohn's disease (16 people, 3.11%)
- Multiple sclerosis (15 people, 2.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (108 people, 20.97%)
- Solu-medrol (72 people, 13.98%)
- Zantac (65 people, 12.62%)
- Aspirin (57 people, 11.07%)
- Erbitux (57 people, 11.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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