Benadryl and 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 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 2,603 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 44,713 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,366 Itching patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 2,603 people (6.4%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Itching?

Time on Benadryl when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 92.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 71.71 %
  • male: 28.29 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 1.61 %
  • 10-19: 2.59 %
  • 20-29: 5.18 %
  • 30-39: 12.76 %
  • 40-49: 18.67 %
  • 50-59: 24.73 %
  • 60+: 34.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (166 people, 6.38%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (148 people, 5.69%)
  • Pain (133 people, 5.11%)
  • Crohn's Disease (125 people, 4.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (113 people, 4.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (370 people, 14.21%)
  • Remicade (246 people, 9.45%)
  • Prednisone (241 people, 9.26%)
  • Decadron (199 people, 7.65%)
  • Zyrtec (161 people, 6.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (936 people, 35.96%)
  • Urticaria (504 people, 19.36%)
  • Nausea (384 people, 14.75%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (368 people, 14.14%)
  • Fatigue (363 people, 13.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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