Benadryl Side Effects
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Your Benadryl Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
Record and Track Your Side Effects
It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
CAMPHOR ( DIPHENHYD
Active Ingredient: CAMPHOR ( DIPHENHYD
Side Effects reported to FDA: 1440. View Benadryl Adverse Reports
Benadryl safety alerts: 2010
Reported deaths: 63
Reported hospitalizations: 297
Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Gel: Packaging Changes to Reduce Use Errors
Audience: Consumers, Pharmacists
[Posted 05/12/2010] Johnson & Johnson and FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals of changes to the graphics and information displayed on the front of the product container to reduce the risk of serious side effects from swallowing the topical Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Gel intended â??For Skin Use Only". FDA received reports of consumers ingesting the gel rather than using it topically. Swallowing the gel can result in people receiving dangerously large amounts of the active ingredient diphenhydramine.
Between 2001 and 2009, 121 cases of ingestion of Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Gel were reported to the manufacturer. Of these cases, 7 were considered serious because patients required treatment in the emergency room, hospitalization, or admission to the intensive care unit. Others reported adverse events included hallucinations, unconsciousness, sleepiness, difficulty walking, dizziness and inability to speak.
[05/12/2010 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
[05/12/2010 - Consumer Update - FDA]
Benadryl Adverse Reactions
Dyspnoea ( 125 Reports)|Off Label Use ( 105 Reports)|Nausea ( 98 Reports)|Hypersensitivity ( 90 Reports)|Urticaria ( 82 Reports)|Somnolence ( 75 Reports)|Vomiting ( 74 Reports)|Dizziness ( 73 Reports)|Loss Of Consciousness ( 66 Reports)|Headache ( 64 Reports)|Pain ( 64 Reports)|Rash ( 63 Reports)|Product Quality Issue ( 60 Reports)|Pruritus ( 59 Reports)|Condition Aggravated ( 54 Reports)|Overdose ( 52 Reports)|Feeling Abnormal ( 47 Reports)|Infusion Related Reaction ( 46 Reports)|Insomnia ( 46 Reports)|Fatigue ( 44 Reports)|Heart Rate Increased ( 44 Reports)|Anxiety ( 43 Reports)|Tremor ( 42 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 41 Reports)|Hallucination ( 41 Reports)|Convulsion ( 39 Reports)|Pyrexia ( 37 Reports)|Asthenia ( 36 Reports)|Erythema ( 36 Reports)|Malaise ( 35 Reports)|