Benadryl and Anaphylaxis - from FDA reports


Summary

Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Decadron, and have Asthma. This review analyzes which people have Anaphylaxis with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 821 people (1.83%) have Anaphylaxis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Anaphylaxis?

Time on Benadryl when people have Anaphylaxis *:

  • < 1 month: 92.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.06 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 67.62 %
  • male: 32.38 %

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.47 %
  • 2-9: 5.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.94 %
  • 20-29: 6.41 %
  • 30-39: 12.97 %
  • 40-49: 14.84 %
  • 50-59: 22.03 %
  • 60+: 32.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (75 people, 9.14%)
  • Hypersensitivity (44 people, 5.36%)
  • Crohn's Disease (31 people, 3.78%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (29 people, 3.53%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 2.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Decadron (117 people, 14.25%)
  • Tylenol (101 people, 12.30%)
  • Zantac (94 people, 11.45%)
  • Xolair (84 people, 10.23%)
  • Solu-Medrol (83 people, 10.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (100 people, 12.18%)
  • Urticaria (73 people, 8.89%)
  • Hypotension (69 people, 8.40%)
  • Chest Pain (62 people, 7.55%)
  • Infusion Related Reaction (57 people, 6.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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