Review: could Benadryl cause Upset Stomach?


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 Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,305 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,259 users)

Upset Stomach

Upset stomach has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 227,236 Upset stomach patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 2,305 people (6.13%) have Upset Stomach


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Upset stomach?

Time on Benadryl when people have Upset Stomach *:

  • < 1 month: 80.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.66 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.52 %
  • 10+ years: 0.52 %

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

  • female: 70.69 %
  • male: 29.31 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.71 %
  • 2-9: 4.77 %
  • 10-19: 7.24 %
  • 20-29: 7.89 %
  • 30-39: 11.02 %
  • 40-49: 17.0 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 28.45 %

Severity if Upset Stomach when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 10.53 %
  • moderate: 52.63 %
  • severe: 26.32 %
  • most severe: 10.53 %

How people recovered from Upset Stomach **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 41.67 %
  • not yet: 25.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (248 people, 10.76%)
  • Crohn's Disease (164 people, 7.11%)
  • Depression (111 people, 4.82%)
  • Breast Cancer (111 people, 4.82%)
  • Hypertension (106 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (500 people, 21.69%)
  • Zofran (346 people, 15.01%)
  • Decadron (318 people, 13.80%)
  • Ativan (263 people, 11.41%)
  • Remicade (220 people, 9.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,463 people, 63.47%)
  • Diarrhoea (609 people, 26.42%)
  • Fatigue (502 people, 21.78%)
  • Headache (449 people, 19.48%)
  • Pain (422 people, 18.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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