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 Avastin, and have Lung neoplasm malignant . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,488 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 43,259 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, itching, drowsiness, insomnia, malaise (latest reports from 332,059 Death patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,488 people (3.96%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Death?

Time on Benadryl when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 76.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.1 %
  • 10+ years: 1.1 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 54.05 %
  • male: 45.95 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.16 %
  • 2-9: 1.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.46 %
  • 30-39: 4.92 %
  • 40-49: 13.58 %
  • 50-59: 22.64 %
  • 60+: 53.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (118 people, 7.93%)
  • Breast Cancer Female (107 people, 7.19%)
  • Pain (101 people, 6.79%)
  • Renal Cancer (63 people, 4.23%)
  • Breast Cancer (60 people, 4.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avastin (635 people, 42.67%)
  • Decadron (579 people, 38.91%)
  • Tylenol (487 people, 32.73%)
  • Aloxi (342 people, 22.98%)
  • Zofran (248 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Off Label Use (447 people, 30.04%)
  • Fatigue (400 people, 26.88%)
  • Pain (292 people, 19.62%)
  • Nausea (279 people, 18.75%)
  • Asthenia (228 people, 15.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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