Benadryl and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation 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 Zometa, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,578 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 10, 2017

43,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,243 people (2.85%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Constipation?

Time on Benadryl when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.27 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 66.17 %
  • male: 33.83 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.56 %
  • 2-9: 2.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.78 %
  • 20-29: 3.89 %
  • 30-39: 7.01 %
  • 40-49: 18.35 %
  • 50-59: 19.91 %
  • 60+: 46.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (155 people, 12.47%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (94 people, 7.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (85 people, 6.84%)
  • Breast Cancer (72 people, 5.79%)
  • Metastases To Bone (69 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (326 people, 26.23%)
  • Decadron (302 people, 24.30%)
  • Zofran (261 people, 21.00%)
  • Tylenol (256 people, 20.60%)
  • Avastin (213 people, 17.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (545 people, 43.85%)
  • Nausea (499 people, 40.14%)
  • Pain (405 people, 32.58%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (362 people, 29.12%)
  • Weakness (361 people, 29.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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