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Review: could Benadryl cause Itching?

We study 26,370 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 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 26,370 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Itching in extremeties with no rash apparent. Eyes watery and burning. Twitching is in left eyelid. Itching started 8 days ago. Lotion does not help much. Diphenhydramine does not help much.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Itching and breaking out suddenly after Varicella vaccine on Mon. A little while ago, I just began itching severly. I went to check the mirror & I have small bumps all over the bottom of my face, by the chin, corners of mouth and seems to be spreading across face with mild bumpy areas on forehead/upper face. i have lumbago, neuralgia & osteoarthritis/ddd in my lower back, right side, with pain shooting down my leg. I have a high sensitivity to pain and it feels like microscopic bugs are biting my arms, legs & upper back and thighs. Help, please. Do you think this is an adverse reaction to the Varicella vaccine? I've never had chickenpox nor the vaccine. I haven't yet taken the Benadryl but wanted to make sure it was safe before I did.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • an all of these together cause liver damage? the itching just started 2 days ago, no red spots welts or rash. nothing visible. itching all over feels sort of swelled like poison oak but nothing there.

    Reply

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