Review: could Benadryl cause Itching?
Summary: Itching is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Itching.
We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,621 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,397 Benadryl users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,292 Itching patients)
On Mar, 13, 2015: 26,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,581 people (5.98%) have Itching.
Time on Benadryl when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Itching when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pruritus (112 people, 7.08%)
- Multiple sclerosis (90 people, 5.69%)
- Crohn's disease (76 people, 4.81%)
- Pain (68 people, 4.30%)
- Hypertension (66 people, 4.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (240 people, 15.18%)
- Remicade (164 people, 10.37%)
- Decadron (149 people, 9.42%)
- Aspirin (146 people, 9.23%)
- Coumadin (126 people, 7.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of side effects of Benadryl for a 56-year old woman with Hives. The patient has Loss Of Taste
- A study of side effects of Xanax for a 70-year old man with Itching. The patient has Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Acidophilus Lactobacillus, Benicar Hct for a 58-year old woman with Bowel Movement Irregularity, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled. The patient has Back Pain, Nausea, Leg Cramping, Tongue Irritation, Insomnia, Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Zocor, Xanax, Zoloft, Levothyroxine Sodium, Protonix for a 64-year old woman with Total Cholesterol, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Hyperthyroidism, Reflux Gastritis. The patient has Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Modafinil, Doxycycline, Prednisone, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Oxycodone, Fish Oil Fatty Acid, Allegra, Zantac 150, Metformin, Tizanidine Hydrochloride, Lyrica, Cefprozil, Allopurinol for a 32-year old man with Hypersomnia, Infection, Swelling, Pain In Limb, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Allergy To Plants, Acid Reflux, High Blood Sugar, Stress, Gout. The patient has Itching, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Insulin C-peptide Increased, Complement Factor C3 Increased, Blood Uric Acid Increased, Pseudopapilloedema, Lymphadenopathy Mediastinal, Vision Blurred, Hives, Swelling, Pain Exacerbated
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