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Review: could Benadryl cause Death?

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

We study 26,326 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 487 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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 allergies.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 494 people (1.89%) have Death. They amount to 0.09% of all the 531,982 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

Trend of Death in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Death86.36%12.12%1.52%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Death when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Death54.97%45.03%

Age of people who have Death when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Death2.76%0.92%1.84%2.30%3.00%11.75%23.04%54.38%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (56 people, 11.34%)
  2. Breast cancer (39 people, 7.89%)
  3. Nausea (37 people, 7.49%)
  4. Depression (30 people, 6.07%)
  5. Anaemia (25 people, 5.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (133 people, 26.92%)
  2. Aspirin (112 people, 22.67%)
  3. Decadron (102 people, 20.65%)
  4. Zometa (96 people, 19.43%)
  5. Zofran (79 people, 15.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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