Benadryl and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Crohn's disease. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,578 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2017

43,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 4,002 people (9.18%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Benadryl when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 87.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.15 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.29 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 68.79 %
  • male: 31.21 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.68 %
  • 10-19: 5.01 %
  • 20-29: 7.08 %
  • 30-39: 11.01 %
  • 40-49: 16.92 %
  • 50-59: 23.39 %
  • 60+: 34.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (292 people, 7.30%)
  • Pain (258 people, 6.45%)
  • High Blood Pressure (211 people, 5.27%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (197 people, 4.92%)
  • Asthma (187 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (863 people, 21.56%)
  • Decadron (583 people, 14.57%)
  • Remicade (525 people, 13.12%)
  • Zofran (465 people, 11.62%)
  • Zometa (457 people, 11.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,151 people, 28.76%)
  • Fatigue (884 people, 22.09%)
  • Nausea (792 people, 19.79%)
  • Rashes (701 people, 17.52%)
  • Pain (691 people, 17.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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