Could Benadryl cause Hives - from FDA reports


Summary

Hives is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have High blood pressure . We study 38,824 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 18 have Hives. Find out below who they are, when they have Hives and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,667 users)

Hives

Hives has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, hives (latest reports from 928 Hives patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

38,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 18 people (0.05%) have Hives


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Hives?

Time on Benadryl when people have Hives *:

  • < 1 month: 40.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 6.67 %

Gender of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Hives when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.56 %
  • 10-19: 11.11 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 27.78 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Severity of Hives **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (3 people, 16.67%)
  • Zyrtec Allergy (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Atenolol (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Albuterol Sulfate (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Adderall (2 people, 11.11%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 27.78%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people, 16.67%)
  • Arthritis (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1 person, 5.56%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weight Decreased (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Sneezing (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Joint Swelling (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Headache (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Erythema Multiforme (1 person, 5.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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