Review: could Tylenol cause Itching?


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Tylenol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Benadryl, and have Pain . We study 60,791 people who have side effects while taking Tylenol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,536 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Tylenol

Tylenol has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tylenol 63,439 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with non-occupational exposure to toxic agent, fever, rashes, fungal endocarditis, seroma (latest reports from 85,621 Itching patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

60,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Tylenol.
Among them, 1,536 people (2.53%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tylenol cause Itching?

Time on Tylenol when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 71.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.27 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Tylenol *:

  • female: 70.51 %
  • male: 29.49 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Tylenol *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 2.74 %
  • 10-19: 2.49 %
  • 20-29: 3.94 %
  • 30-39: 10.38 %
  • 40-49: 13.68 %
  • 50-59: 20.51 %
  • 60+: 45.94 %

Severity if Itching when taking Tylenol **:

  • least: 15.38 %
  • moderate: 38.46 %
  • severe: 30.77 %
  • most severe: 15.38 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 42.86 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 57.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (134 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (69 people)
  • Hypertension (69 people)
  • Osteoporosis (49 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (46 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (200 people)
  • Prilosec (127 people)
  • Aspirin (126 people)
  • Prednisone (120 people)
  • Lasix (106 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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