Could Benadryl cause Coma - from FDA reports


Summary

Coma 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 Pain . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 238 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,695 users)

Coma

Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours) has been reported by people with pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes (latest reports from 31,009 Coma patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 238 people (0.59%) have Coma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Coma?

Time on Benadryl when people have Coma *:

  • < 1 month: 85.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 50.44 %
  • male: 49.56 %

Age of people who have Coma when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.58 %
  • 2-9: 1.58 %
  • 10-19: 0.53 %
  • 20-29: 3.68 %
  • 30-39: 5.26 %
  • 40-49: 25.79 %
  • 50-59: 23.68 %
  • 60+: 37.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (24 people, 10.08%)
  • Insomnia (16 people, 6.72%)
  • Depression (15 people, 6.30%)
  • Hypersensitivity (13 people, 5.46%)
  • Back Pain (13 people, 5.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Decadron (39 people, 16.39%)
  • Tylenol (38 people, 15.97%)
  • Neurontin (26 people, 10.92%)
  • Ativan (24 people, 10.08%)
  • Prilosec (23 people, 9.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (42 people, 17.65%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (39 people, 16.39%)
  • Fall (37 people, 15.55%)
  • Back Pain (36 people, 15.13%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (35 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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