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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 26,402 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,483 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Trend of benadryl reports

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 164,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Trend of Shortness of breath reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 26,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 2,483 people (9.41%) 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 breath90.74%6.30%1.11%0.00%0.74%0.74%0.37%

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

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath68.43%31.57%

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%7.24%11.41%16.65%24.58%33.16%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath16.67%16.67%50.00%16.67%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (168 people, 6.77%)
  2. Pain (167 people, 6.73%)
  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, 12.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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