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Review: could Benadryl cause Hives?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Hives. Find out below who they are, when they have Hives and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Hives

Hives (latest reports from 3,254 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, stress and anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 13 people (0.05%) have Hives. They amount to 0.40% of all the 3,214 people who have Hives on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hives in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Hives * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hives40.00%30.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%10.00%10.00%

Gender of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Hives61.54%38.46%

Age of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hives0.00%0.00%7.69%30.77%7.69%30.77%7.69%15.38%

Severity of Hives when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hives7.69%53.85%30.77%7.69%

How people recovered from Hives ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hives0.00%60.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hives (5 people, 38.46%)
  2. High blood pressure (5 people, 38.46%)
  3. Headache (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Allergies (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Multiple allergies (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Albuterol sulfate (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Lipitor (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Atenolol (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Adderall (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia. Can't afford dermatologist and do for doesn't know what the hives are. You can write with your finger on my skin and it will show up.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have been on Dilantin for 6 years for a stage 4 malignant brain tumor that was successfully removed. In the last six months I have had hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, ER visits, blood tests for food allergies... etc. etc. I am taking Doxepin, Singulair, Prednisone, Ranitidine, and clarinex - all prescribed by my allergist. However, I still have awful hives covering my body.

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