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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 Pruritus.

We study 26,402 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,580 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Trend of benadryl reports

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 87,571 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Itching reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 26,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,580 people (5.99%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching93.60%3.45%0.49%0.99%0.00%0.49%0.99%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Itching71.80%28.20%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%1.53%3.13%5.63%13.20%18.49%25.64%32.38%

Severity of Itching when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%46.15%30.77%23.08%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pruritus (112 people, 7.09%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (90 people, 5.70%)
  3. Crohn's disease (76 people, 4.81%)
  4. Pain (68 people, 4.30%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (66 people, 4.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (240 people, 15.19%)
  2. Remicade (164 people, 10.38%)
  3. Decadron (149 people, 9.43%)
  4. Aspirin (146 people, 9.24%)
  5. Coumadin (126 people, 7.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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