Could Benadryl cause Cough - from FDA reports


Summary

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 . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,557 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,691 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,638 Cough patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

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:

Could Benadryl cause Cough?

Time on Benadryl when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 81.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.25 %
  • 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.

** Reports from social media are used.

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