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. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,874 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 20, 2017

44,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 4,101 people (9.14%) 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: 87.93 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.01 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.29 %

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

  • female: 68.92 %
  • male: 31.08 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 1.64 %
  • 10-19: 5.01 %
  • 20-29: 7.05 %
  • 30-39: 10.89 %
  • 40-49: 16.86 %
  • 50-59: 23.61 %
  • 60+: 34.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (294 people, 7.17%)
  • Pain (263 people, 6.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (219 people, 5.34%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (212 people, 5.17%)
  • Asthma (195 people, 4.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (886 people, 21.60%)
  • Decadron (586 people, 14.29%)
  • Remicade (530 people, 12.92%)
  • Zofran (479 people, 11.68%)
  • Zometa (458 people, 11.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,179 people, 28.75%)
  • Fatigue (914 people, 22.29%)
  • Nausea (812 people, 19.80%)
  • Rashes (719 people, 17.53%)
  • Pain (712 people, 17.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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