Review: could Benadryl cause Open Angle Glaucoma?


Summary

Open angle glaucoma is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 28,793 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Open angle glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Open angle glaucoma 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)

Open Angle Glaucoma

Open angle glaucoma (an eye disease that gradually steals vision) has been reported by people with eye pain, breathing difficulty, ocular hyperaemia, high blood pressure, visual acuity reduced (latest reports from 21,344 Open angle glaucoma patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

28,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 69 people (0.24%) have Open Angle Glaucoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Open angle glaucoma?

Time on Benadryl when people have Open Angle Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Open Angle Glaucoma when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 65.67 %
  • male: 34.33 %

Age of people who have Open Angle Glaucoma when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 27.27 %
  • 50-59: 4.55 %
  • 60+: 63.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (14 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (13 people)
  • Prostate Cancer (10 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (6 people)
  • Depression (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (32 people)
  • Taxotere (24 people)
  • Peridex (24 people)
  • Vicodin (20 people)
  • Lipitor (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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