Benadryl and Itching - from FDA reports
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 Tylenol, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Itching with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Aug, 21, 2017
44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 2,836 people (6.32%) have Itching
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benadryl when people have Itching *:
- < 1 month: 91.83 %
- 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.96 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.96 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:
- female: 72.29 %
- male: 27.71 %
Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:
- 0-1: 0.05 %
- 2-9: 1.62 %
- 10-19: 2.48 %
- 20-29: 5.23 %
- 30-39: 12.81 %
- 40-49: 18.09 %
- 50-59: 24.76 %
- 60+: 34.96 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (180 people, 6.35%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (165 people, 5.82%)
- Pain (144 people, 5.08%)
- Crohn's Disease (134 people, 4.72%)
- High Blood Pressure (123 people, 4.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (409 people, 14.42%)
- Remicade (257 people, 9.06%)
- Prednisone (241 people, 8.50%)
- Decadron (204 people, 7.19%)
- Zyrtec (178 people, 6.28%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (1,013 people, 35.72%)
- Urticaria (578 people, 20.38%)
- Nausea (437 people, 15.41%)
- Fatigue (413 people, 14.56%)
- Breathing Difficulty (411 people, 14.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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How long after stopping will the itching stop? Has been 5 days is no way as bad or often seems to be less every day, was horrible when taking. Would think after 5 days any side effect should be gone completely.
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