Could Benadryl cause 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 . 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.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,691 users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,315 Itching patients).
On Dec, 28, 2016
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:
Time on Benadryl when people have Itching *:
- < 1 month: 91.22 %
- 1 - 6 months: 6.83 %
- 6 - 12 months: 1.46 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.49 %
- 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.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Itching when taking Benadryl?
Browse all side effects of Benadryla b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with ItchingItching
Could your condition cause ItchingItching
Can you answer these questions?
You may be interested in these reviews
I take 2 mg of Xanax at night. Everything I take 2 tablets of Bendryl I have a hard time getting my speech out, this lasts all day. I feel like I am stuttering. Has anyone experienced this. Also, a few years back I was taking Bendryl daily for 1 month with my Xanax, I had what felt like a ...
I am taking care of my father who has been diagnosed w/ dementia. He takes montekulast because he had excessive itching. He is bothered by itching sometimes even on montekulast and I wondered about adding benedryl on bad days.
I take two 50 mg when I first go to bed.Then if I still have trouble sleeping I take second one.I have felt real shaky in the early mornings when I get up.Is there another over the counter sleep aid that will not cause this?
I took benadryl every night for over a year for my allergies. I would take one at bedtime. I eventually stopped taking it because it caused me to have bladder pain. I also developed pain in my legs, groin and shooting pain in my abdomen. I thought they were related to the statins I was taking. ...