Review: could Benadryl cause Hives?


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 Albuterol Sulfate, and have Hives . We study 25,193 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 28,893 users)

Hives

Hives has been reported by people with neck pain, abdominal pain, drowsiness, numbness and tingling, fatigue (latest reports from 897 Hives patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

25,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 18 people (0.07%) 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 if Hives when taking Benadryl **:

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

How people recovered from Hives **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 37.5 %
  • not yet: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hives (15 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (11 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (7 people)
  • Headache (7 people)
  • Allergies (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (7 people)
  • Albuterol Sulfate (7 people)
  • Prilosec (6 people)
  • Neurontin (6 people)
  • Doxycycline (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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