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Review: could Benadryl cause Diarrhea?

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

We study 26,199 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,271 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,091,774 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,271 people (4.85%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,087,489 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea85.19%6.17%4.94%0.00%1.23%0.00%2.47%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea70.93%29.07%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.26%3.01%1.89%6.20%8.53%19.98%23.86%36.26%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea10.00%60.00%20.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (158 people, 12.43%)
  2. Breast cancer (94 people, 7.40%)
  3. Hypertension (86 people, 6.77%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (78 people, 6.14%)
  5. Depression (66 people, 5.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (302 people, 23.76%)
  2. Decadron (251 people, 19.75%)
  3. Zofran (217 people, 17.07%)
  4. Aspirin (205 people, 16.13%)
  5. Protonix (202 people, 15.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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