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Review: could Benadryl cause Prostate cancer?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer (latest reports from 54,021 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 26,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 28 people (0.11%) have Prostate Cancer.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Prostate cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Prostate cancer0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

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

FemaleMale
Prostate cancer0.00%100.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%15.38%50.00%34.62%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (8 people, 28.57%)
  2. Prostate cancer (4 people, 14.29%)
  3. Asthenia (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Hypoaesthesia (4 people, 14.29%)
  5. Crohn's disease (3 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (13 people, 46.43%)
  2. Chemotherapeutics nos (12 people, 42.86%)
  3. Levaquin (12 people, 42.86%)
  4. Zofran (12 people, 42.86%)
  5. Oxycontin (12 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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