Benadryl and Wasting - from FDA reports


Wasting 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 Ambien, and have High blood cholesterol. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 51,573 people who have side effects when taking Benadryl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 18, 2018

51,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 46 people (0.09%) have Wasting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Wasting?

Time on Benadryl when people have Wasting *:

Gender of people who have Wasting when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Wasting when taking Benadryl *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 7 people, 15.22%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 7 people, 15.22%
  3. Behcet's Syndrome (involves inflammation of the blood vessels): 5 people, 10.87%
  4. Diabetes: 4 people, 8.70%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 8.70%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Ambien: 9 people, 19.57%
  2. Lasix: 8 people, 17.39%
  3. Aredia: 8 people, 17.39%
  4. Gabapentin: 8 people, 17.39%
  5. Nystatin: 8 people, 17.39%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weakness: 16 people, 34.78%
  2. Pain: 15 people, 32.61%
  3. Fever: 14 people, 30.43%
  4. Memory Loss: 14 people, 30.43%
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 13 people, 28.26%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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