Could Benadryl cause Death - from FDA reports


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 38,825 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,507 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,667 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,987 Death patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

38,825 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,507 people (3.88%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Death?

Time on Benadryl when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 75.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.09 %
  • 10+ years: 1.09 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 53.89 %
  • male: 46.11 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.15 %
  • 2-9: 1.02 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 2.42 %
  • 30-39: 4.83 %
  • 40-49: 13.61 %
  • 50-59: 22.39 %
  • 60+: 53.69 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avastin (639 people, 42.40%)
  • Decadron (581 people, 38.55%)
  • Tylenol (492 people, 32.65%)
  • Aloxi (342 people, 22.69%)
  • Zofran (254 people, 16.85%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (120 people, 7.96%)
  • Breast Cancer Female (107 people, 7.10%)
  • Pain (103 people, 6.83%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (408 people, 27.07%)
  • Pain (292 people, 19.38%)
  • Nausea (279 people, 18.51%)
  • Weakness (254 people, 16.85%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (210 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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