Review: could Benadryl cause Prostate Cancer?


Summary

Prostate cancer is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Crohn's disease . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, weakness, prostatic specific antigen increased (latest reports from 43,928 Prostate cancer patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 20 people (0.05%) have Prostate Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Prostate cancer?

Time on Benadryl when people have Prostate Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 5 %
  • male: 95 %

Age of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (4 people, 20.00%)
  • Prostate Cancer (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Adverse Event (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (7 people, 35.00%)
  • Remicade (6 people, 30.00%)
  • Nasonex (5 people, 25.00%)
  • Claritin (5 people, 25.00%)
  • Casodex (4 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Infusion Related Reaction (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Gait Disturbance (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Fatigue (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Chest Pain (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Balance Disorder (2 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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