Review: could Benadryl cause Upset stomach?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
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, 332 have Upset stomach. See who they are, when they have Upset stomach 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.
Upset stomach (latest reports from 882,169 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, type 2 diabetes.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,617 people (6.43%) have Upset Stomach.
Time on Benadryl when people have Upset stomach * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Upset stomach||82.53%||6.02%||9.04%||1.20%||0.60%||0.60%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Upset stomach when taking Benadryl * :
|Upset stomach||68.63%||31.37% |
Age of people who have Upset stomach when taking Benadryl * :
|Upset stomach||0.62%||5.75%||7.21%||8.32%||10.33%||16.98%||23.49%||27.30% |
Severity of Upset stomach when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Upset stomach||20.00%||40.00%||30.00%||10.00% |
How people recovered from Upset stomach ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Upset stomach||20.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (193 people, 11.94%)
- Breast cancer (112 people, 6.93%)
- Crohn's disease (96 people, 5.94%)
- Depression (80 people, 4.95%)
- Hypertension (77 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zofran (310 people, 19.17%)
- Decadron (251 people, 15.52%)
- Ativan (228 people, 14.10%)
- Aspirin (220 people, 13.61%)
- Zometa (218 people, 13.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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