Benadryl and Upset stomach - from FDA reports


Summary

Upset stomach 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 Aredia, and have Pain . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 509 have Upset stomach. Find out below who they are, when they have Upset stomach and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Upset Stomach

Upset stomach has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 79,598 Upset stomach patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 509 people (1.25%) have Upset Stomach


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Upset stomach?

Time on Benadryl when people have Upset Stomach *:

  • < 1 month: 63.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Upset Stomach when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

Age of people who have Upset Stomach when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 2.98 %
  • 20-29: 6.2 %
  • 30-39: 11.91 %
  • 40-49: 16.87 %
  • 50-59: 28.78 %
  • 60+: 33.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (61 people, 11.98%)
  • Sleep Disorder (30 people, 5.89%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (30 people, 5.89%)
  • Breast Cancer (29 people, 5.70%)
  • Depression (28 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (112 people, 22.00%)
  • Aredia (112 people, 22.00%)
  • Ambien (103 people, 20.24%)
  • Zofran (98 people, 19.25%)
  • Prilosec (89 people, 17.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (207 people, 40.67%)
  • Chest Pain (177 people, 34.77%)
  • Fatigue (158 people, 31.04%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (157 people, 30.84%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (156 people, 30.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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