Review: could Benadryl cause Coma?


Summary

Coma is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Decadron, and have Pain . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 224 have Coma. Find out below who they are, when they have Coma and more.

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Benadryl

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

Coma

Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours) has been reported by people with irritability, movement disorder, suicidal ideation, renal failure acute, hyperammonaemia (latest reports from 30,336 Coma patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 224 people (0.6%) have Coma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Coma?

Time on Benadryl when people have Coma *:

  • < 1 month: 82.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.57 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.11 %
  • 2-9: 1.67 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 26.11 %
  • 50-59: 23.33 %
  • 60+: 37.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people, 10.27%)
  • Depression (17 people, 7.59%)
  • Insomnia (13 people, 5.80%)
  • Back Pain (13 people, 5.80%)
  • Nausea (11 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Decadron (38 people, 16.96%)
  • Tylenol (36 people, 16.07%)
  • Neurontin (23 people, 10.27%)
  • Lasix (22 people, 9.82%)
  • Klonopin (22 people, 9.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (34 people, 15.18%)
  • Back Pain (31 people, 13.84%)
  • Dyspnoea (29 people, 12.95%)
  • Anxiety (29 people, 12.95%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (27 people, 12.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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