Review: could Benadryl cause Death?


Summary

Death 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 Lasix, and have Pain . We study 28,793 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 538 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 32,636 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, itching, drowsiness, insomnia, malaise (latest reports from 219,151 Death patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

28,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 538 people (1.87%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Death?

Time on Benadryl when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 76.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.25 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 52.2 %
  • male: 47.8 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.71 %
  • 2-9: 1.46 %
  • 10-19: 1.22 %
  • 20-29: 2.93 %
  • 30-39: 4.39 %
  • 40-49: 13.41 %
  • 50-59: 22.44 %
  • 60+: 52.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (59 people)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (48 people)
  • Depression (36 people)
  • Nausea (34 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (27 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (131 people)
  • Tylenol (84 people)
  • Decadron (82 people)
  • Coumadin (68 people)
  • Zometa (66 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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