Benadryl and Cough - from FDA reports
Cough 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 Tylenol, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Cough with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 40,660 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 07, 2017
40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,557 people (3.83%) have Cough
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Cough *:
- < 1 month: 86.08 %
- 1 - 6 months: 5.06 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.06 %
- 1 - 2 years: 3.8 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Cough when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 66.6 %
- male: 33.4 %
Age of people who have Cough when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.34 %
- 2-9: 4.65 %
- 10-19: 5.77 %
- 20-29: 4.22 %
- 30-39: 7.06 %
- 40-49: 18.59 %
- 50-59: 25.39 %
- 60+: 33.65 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (137 people, 8.80%)
- High Blood Pressure (108 people, 6.94%)
- Asthma (96 people, 6.17%)
- Crohn's Disease (93 people, 5.97%)
- Multiple Myeloma (85 people, 5.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (354 people, 22.74%)
- Zometa (261 people, 16.76%)
- Decadron (247 people, 15.86%)
- Zofran (191 people, 12.27%)
- Lasix (190 people, 12.20%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Breathing Difficulty (621 people, 39.88%)
- Fatigue (503 people, 32.31%)
- Nausea (401 people, 25.75%)
- Chest Pain (379 people, 24.34%)
- Pain (359 people, 23.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Cough when taking Benadryl?
Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,737 users)
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