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Review: could Benadryl cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

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 Decadron, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 26,437 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,484 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 29,397 Benadryl users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,466 Shortness of breath patients)

On Mar, 14, 2015: 26,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 2,484 people (9.40%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath90.77%6.27%1.11%0.00%0.74%0.74%0.37%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath68.41%31.59%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.05%2.41%4.50%7.23%11.40%16.69%24.57%33.15%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath14.29%14.29%42.86%28.57%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (168 people, 6.76%)
  2. Pain (167 people, 6.72%)
  3. Hypertension (121 people, 4.87%)
  4. Breast cancer (110 people, 4.43%)
  5. Depression (107 people, 4.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (454 people, 18.28%)
  2. Zometa (382 people, 15.38%)
  3. Zofran (338 people, 13.61%)
  4. Aspirin (330 people, 13.29%)
  5. Remicade (316 people, 12.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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