Review: could Benadryl cause Open Angle Glaucoma?


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 38,816 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 77 have Open angle glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Open angle glaucoma and more.

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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,654 users)

Open Angle Glaucoma

Open angle glaucoma (an eye disease that gradually steals vision) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 29,282 Open angle glaucoma patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

38,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 77 people (0.2%) 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: 67.57 %
  • male: 32.43 %

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: 4.26 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 29.79 %
  • 50-59: 4.26 %
  • 60+: 61.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (15 people, 19.48%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (13 people, 16.88%)
  • Prostate Cancer (10 people, 12.99%)
  • Osteopenia (7 people, 9.09%)
  • Hypersensitivity (7 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (33 people, 42.86%)
  • Taxotere (25 people, 32.47%)
  • Peridex (24 people, 31.17%)
  • Vicodin (21 people, 27.27%)
  • Lipitor (20 people, 25.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (39 people, 50.65%)
  • Arthralgia (39 people, 50.65%)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (30 people, 38.96%)
  • Osteolysis (29 people, 37.66%)
  • Gait Disturbance (29 people, 37.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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