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Review: could Benadryl cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 26,199 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 738 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,412 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 739 people (2.82%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.15% of all the 506,375 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation39.47%26.32%28.95%0.00%0.00%5.26%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Constipation66.93%33.07%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.80%2.08%1.12%3.37%6.89%23.08%18.27%44.39%

Severity of Constipation when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%66.67%22.22%11.11%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (97 people, 13.13%)
  2. Metastases to bone (65 people, 8.80%)
  3. Hypertension (63 people, 8.53%)
  4. Breast cancer (60 people, 8.12%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (265 people, 35.86%)
  2. Zofran (195 people, 26.39%)
  3. Aspirin (184 people, 24.90%)
  4. Aredia (176 people, 23.82%)
  5. Decadron (175 people, 23.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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