Could Benadryl cause Itching - from FDA reports


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 Tylenol, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 38,828 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 2,399 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,671 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,264 Itching patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

38,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 2,399 people (6.18%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Itching?

Time on Benadryl when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 86.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.37 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.47 %
  • 10+ years: 0.93 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 72.13 %
  • male: 27.87 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 1.7 %
  • 10-19: 2.55 %
  • 20-29: 5.89 %
  • 30-39: 12.47 %
  • 40-49: 19.11 %
  • 50-59: 24.52 %
  • 60+: 33.7 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 36.84 %
  • severe: 42.11 %
  • most severe: 21.05 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (346 people, 14.42%)
  • Remicade (245 people, 10.21%)
  • Prednisone (204 people, 8.50%)
  • Decadron (189 people, 7.88%)
  • Solu-Medrol (127 people, 5.29%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (155 people, 6.46%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (141 people, 5.88%)
  • Pain (125 people, 5.21%)
  • Crohn's Disease (123 people, 5.13%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (846 people, 35.26%)
  • Urticaria (469 people, 19.55%)
  • Nausea (341 people, 14.21%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (319 people, 13.30%)
  • Fatigue (296 people, 12.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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