Review: could Benadryl cause Shortness Of Breath?


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 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,235 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, pain, nausea, pneumonia (latest reports from 274,244 Shortness of breath patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 3,235 people (8.6%) 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: 88.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.96 %
  • 10+ years: 0.32 %

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

  • female: 68.38 %
  • male: 31.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 1.95 %
  • 10-19: 5.7 %
  • 20-29: 7.42 %
  • 30-39: 11.08 %
  • 40-49: 16.75 %
  • 50-59: 23.37 %
  • 60+: 33.57 %

Severity if Shortness Of Breath when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 14.29 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 28.57 %

How people recovered from Shortness Of Breath **:

  • while on drug: 28.57 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (283 people, 8.75%)
  • Pain (202 people, 6.24%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (160 people, 4.95%)
  • Asthma (149 people, 4.61%)
  • Hypertension (139 people, 4.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (726 people, 22.44%)
  • Remicade (510 people, 15.77%)
  • Decadron (428 people, 13.23%)
  • Zofran (321 people, 9.92%)
  • Lasix (274 people, 8.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (597 people, 18.45%)
  • Fatigue (581 people, 17.96%)
  • Infusion Related Reaction (527 people, 16.29%)
  • Chest Pain (517 people, 15.98%)
  • Cough (493 people, 15.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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