Benadryl and Constipation - from FDA reports
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 . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,185 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).
On Jan, 28, 2017
40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,185 people (2.91%) have Constipation
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Constipation *:
- < 1 month: 51.22 %
- 1 - 6 months: 24.39 %
- 6 - 12 months: 21.95 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 2.44 %
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 66.26 %
- male: 33.74 %
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.58 %
- 2-9: 1.98 %
- 10-19: 1.52 %
- 20-29: 3.85 %
- 30-39: 6.65 %
- 40-49: 19.02 %
- 50-59: 19.95 %
- 60+: 46.44 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (151 people, 12.74%)
- Multiple Myeloma (87 people, 7.34%)
- High Blood Pressure (81 people, 6.84%)
- Breast Cancer (72 people, 6.08%)
- Metastases To Bone (69 people, 5.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (323 people, 27.26%)
- Decadron (300 people, 25.32%)
- Zofran (251 people, 21.18%)
- Tylenol (248 people, 20.93%)
- Avastin (212 people, 17.89%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (524 people, 44.22%)
- Nausea (475 people, 40.08%)
- Pain (395 people, 33.33%)
- Breathing Difficulty (354 people, 29.87%)
- Weakness (350 people, 29.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Constipation when taking Benadryl?
Browse all side effects of Benadryla b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with ConstipationConstipation
Could your condition cause ConstipationConstipation
Can you answer these questions?
I have not found any way to relieve the constipation brought on by desipramine. it forces me to lower my dose and accept the lowering of my mood and mental state. has anyone else had a similar problem and found a solution?
My 6 yo has had constipation issues since she was an infant. She is on a daily dose of miralax that keeps her pretty regular, but since the Intuniv she is backing up. We had spill over all weekend and finally dosed her with an enema on Sunday. It seemed to work but now Tuesday it looks like ...
You may be interested in these reviews
I am ready to STOP taking lialda.. i was diagnosed with UC 15 years ago. Every now and then Dr would put me on lialda. I never felt it did anything for me except constipate me.. Any one else get EXTREME body pain.?
I'm pregnant and since becoming pregnant I started having these serious skin rashes all over my body. So when I went to my on OBGYN they suggest benadryl so I started. Shortly after I started realizing I was having real labored breathing like I had weights on my chest a lot of pressure, but I ...
I'm a male age 85. I started taking Finasteride in January, 2016 and 8 1/2 months later I started to experience severe constipation which I am still dealing with. My GI Dr. tried very hard to find a physical reason for my constipation by having me undergo an X-ray, CT Scan and Ultrasound of my ...