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 Tylenol, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 28,793 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,758 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 32,636 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 100,475 Itching patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

28,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,758 people (6.11%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Itching?

Time on Benadryl when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 88.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.1 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.66 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.55 %
  • 10+ years: 1.1 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 71.55 %
  • male: 28.45 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.63 %
  • 10-19: 2.9 %
  • 20-29: 5.72 %
  • 30-39: 12.23 %
  • 40-49: 19.36 %
  • 50-59: 24.81 %
  • 60+: 33.36 %

Severity if Itching when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 38.89 %
  • severe: 38.89 %
  • most severe: 22.22 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (117 people)
  • Pruritus (107 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (89 people)
  • Pain (80 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (79 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (208 people)
  • Prednisone (200 people)
  • Remicade (182 people)
  • Decadron (144 people)
  • Aspirin (105 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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