Review: could Benadryl cause Hives?
Summary: Hives could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Adderall, and have Hives.
We study 26,326 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Hives. Find out below who they are, when they have Hives and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.
Hives (latest reports from 2,913 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, stress and anxiety, pain.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 11 people (0.04%) have Hives. They amount to 0.38% of all the 2,889 people who have Hives on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hives * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Hives when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hives ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
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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On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used for allergen. Find out below the conditions Benadryl is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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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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