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Review: could Benadryl cause Prostate cancer?

We study 26,361 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 29,318 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (latest reports from 54,678 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 28 people (0.11%) have Prostate Cancer. They amount to 0.05% of all the 54,562 people who have Prostate Cancer on eHealthMe.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 hours ago):

  • I've always had mood swings and have suffered with depression throughout my life. Recently I started taking Benadryl at night to help with allergies. I found that it helped me sleep better also. I'm not sure if I'm just noticing that I may have a mood disorder that's always been there or if it is caused by the Benadryl requip combo

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am vigorous and healthy. My fainting happens when my head moves backward rapidly such as when I lie down in bed too fast. I recover quickly with no additional effects. I am not sure this is caused by my medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Ringing started after first few doses of Benadryl

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