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Review: could Benadryl cause Edema (Swelling)?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 389 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) (latest reports from 181,551 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 26,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 389 people (1.48%) have Edema.

Trend of Edema in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Edema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Edema90.91%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%4.55%

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Edema79.44%20.56%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.00%2.04%2.62%4.96%5.54%22.16%30.32%32.36%

Severity of Edema when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Edema ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Edema0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (70 people, 17.99%)
  2. Metastases to bone (56 people, 14.40%)
  3. Depression (50 people, 12.85%)
  4. Pain (46 people, 11.83%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (38 people, 9.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (172 people, 44.22%)
  2. Aredia (138 people, 35.48%)
  3. Celebrex (94 people, 24.16%)
  4. Ambien (93 people, 23.91%)
  5. Decadron (93 people, 23.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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