Review: could Benadryl cause Shortness of breath?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 2,930 have Shortness of breath. See who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,313,620 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 2,349 people (9.34%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Benadryl when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||91.70%||6.04%||1.13%||0.00%||0.75%||0.00%||0.38% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl * :
|Shortness of breath||67.89%||32.11% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl * :
|Shortness of breath||0.05%||2.55%||4.47%||7.31%||11.44%||16.84%||24.20%||33.14% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (157 people, 6.68%)
- Crohn's disease (155 people, 6.60%)
- Hypertension (119 people, 5.07%)
- Breast cancer (107 people, 4.56%)
- Depression (103 people, 4.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (449 people, 19.11%)
- Zometa (365 people, 15.54%)
- Zofran (329 people, 14.01%)
- Aspirin (318 people, 13.54%)
- Prednisone (299 people, 12.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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