Who have Bacterial liver abscess with Benadryl - from FDA reports


Bacterial liver abscess is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Nexium, and have Liver transplant rejection. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,315 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 08, 2019

53,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 20 people (0.04%) have Bacterial liver abscess


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Bacterial liver abscess?

Gender of people who have Bacterial liver abscess when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 30 %
  • male: 70 %

Age of people who have Bacterial liver abscess when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Renal Cell Carcinoma (a kidney cancer): 4 people, 20.00%
  2. Liver Transplant Rejection (failure of liver transplant): 4 people, 20.00%
  3. Pain: 3 people, 15.00%
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 3 people, 15.00%
  5. Pancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer): 1 person, 5.00%
  6. Gastrointestinal Carcinoma (cancer of stomach or intestine): 1 person, 5.00%
  7. Gastric Cancer Stage Iv (cancer cells have spread to distant organs): 1 person, 5.00%
  8. Gastric Cancer (stomach cancer): 1 person, 5.00%
  9. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 1 person, 5.00%
  10. Adenocarcinoma Pancreas (cancer of pancreas): 1 person, 5.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Nexium: 8 people, 40.00%
  2. Actigall: 7 people, 35.00%
  3. Amaryl: 7 people, 35.00%
  4. Acyclovir: 7 people, 35.00%
  5. Zosyn: 6 people, 30.00%
  6. Celexa: 6 people, 30.00%
  7. Bactrim Ds: 6 people, 30.00%
  8. Glipizide: 6 people, 30.00%
  9. Vancomycin Hydrochloride: 4 people, 20.00%
  10. Mycophenolate Mofetil: 4 people, 20.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Anastomotic Stenosis: 6 people, 30.00%
  2. Cholangitis (infection of the bile duct): 6 people, 30.00%
  3. Clostridium Difficile Colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection): 6 people, 30.00%
  4. Hepatic Artery Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a hepatic artery): 6 people, 30.00%
  5. Peripheral Motor Neuropathy (muscles in the body become progressively weaker over months to years): 4 people, 20.00%
  6. Breathing Difficulty: 4 people, 20.00%
  7. Post Procedural Complication: 4 people, 20.00%
  8. Wound Infection: 3 people, 15.00%
  9. Hepatic Artery Occlusion (the blockage in hepatic artery): 3 people, 15.00%
  10. Pneumonia: 3 people, 15.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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