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 . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 3,798 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 3,798 people (9.34%) 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: 88.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.31 %

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

  • female: 68.81 %
  • male: 31.19 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.74 %
  • 10-19: 5.05 %
  • 20-29: 7.19 %
  • 30-39: 11.04 %
  • 40-49: 16.86 %
  • 50-59: 23.38 %
  • 60+: 34.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (288 people, 7.58%)
  • Pain (237 people, 6.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (200 people, 5.27%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (178 people, 4.69%)
  • Asthma (170 people, 4.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (819 people, 21.56%)
  • Decadron (577 people, 15.19%)
  • Remicade (518 people, 13.64%)
  • Zofran (454 people, 11.95%)
  • Zometa (452 people, 11.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,099 people, 28.94%)
  • Fatigue (834 people, 21.96%)
  • Nausea (749 people, 19.72%)
  • Rashes (674 people, 17.75%)
  • Pain (660 people, 17.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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