Could Benadryl cause Anaphylaxis - from FDA reports
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 . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 773 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,695 users)
Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with asthma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, preventive health care (latest reports from 41,103 Anaphylaxis patients).
On Dec, 21, 2016
40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 773 people (1.9%) have Anaphylaxis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Anaphylaxis *:
- < 1 month: 92.63 %
- 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.11 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 67.11 %
- male: 32.89 %
Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.5 %
- 2-9: 5.31 %
- 10-19: 5.97 %
- 20-29: 5.97 %
- 30-39: 12.94 %
- 40-49: 14.1 %
- 50-59: 22.06 %
- 60+: 33.17 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Asthma (71 people, 9.18%)
- Hypersensitivity (39 people, 5.05%)
- Crohn's Disease (30 people, 3.88%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (27 people, 3.49%)
- High Blood Pressure (22 people, 2.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Decadron (116 people, 15.01%)
- Tylenol (94 people, 12.16%)
- Zantac (89 people, 11.51%)
- Solu-Medrol (77 people, 9.96%)
- Xolair (73 people, 9.44%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Breathing Difficulty (90 people, 11.64%)
- Rashes (69 people, 8.93%)
- Urticaria (66 people, 8.54%)
- Hypotension (66 people, 8.54%)
- Chest Pain (58 people, 7.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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