Review: could Benadryl cause Edema?


Summary

Edema 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 Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 26,575 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 403 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 29,242 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with rashes, diarrhea, stress and anxiety, fatigue, pain in extremity (latest reports from 21,318 Edema patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

26,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 403 people (1.52%) have Edema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Edema?

Time on Benadryl when people have Edema *:

  • < 1 month: 92.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 79.63 %
  • male: 20.37 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.4 %
  • 10-19: 2.69 %
  • 20-29: 5.09 %
  • 30-39: 5.69 %
  • 40-49: 22.46 %
  • 50-59: 29.64 %
  • 60+: 32.04 %

Severity if Edema when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Edema **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (70 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (56 people)
  • Depression (49 people)
  • Pain (45 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (38 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (171 people)
  • Aredia (138 people)
  • Celebrex (94 people)
  • Ambien (93 people)
  • Decadron (91 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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