Review: could Benadryl cause Hives?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 11 have Hives. See who they are, when they have Hives and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Hives (latest reports from 2,762 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 11 people (0.04%) have Hives.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hives * :
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Gender of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Hives when taking Benadryl ** :
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How people recovered from Hives ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hives (4 people, 36.36%)
- High blood pressure (4 people, 36.36%)
- Multiple allergies (2 people, 18.18%)
- Add (1 people, 9.09%)
- Seizures (1 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Adderall (2 people, 18.18%)
- Atenolol (2 people, 18.18%)
- Prednisone (2 people, 18.18%)
- Zantac 150 (1 people, 9.09%)
- Hydroxyzine (1 people, 9.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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