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Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) - Off Label Use - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Off Label Use (56)

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) where reactions include off label use. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

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Possible Benadryl side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 56.7 kg (124.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Burning Sensation, Tinnitus, Swelling Face, Heart Rate Increased, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Erythema

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Diovan HCT; Hydrocodone Bitartrate; Oxygen; Diltiazem; Dexilant; Blood Pressure Medication NOS; Anxiety Medication; Inhaler (Unspecified); Xanax; Heart Medication (Unknown); Acid Reflux Medication



Possible Benadryl side effects in 4 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 4 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Wrong Drug Administered, Drug Interaction, Toxicity To Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient possibly interacting with the suspect drug:
Tussionex
    Dosage: half teaspoon, once a day
    Indication: Croup Infectious



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female, weighing 71.7 kg (157.7 pounds)

Reactions: Breast Cancer, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Fatigue, Anaemia, Swelling

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Indication: Sleep Disorder Therapy

Benadryl
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Arthropod Bite

Benadryl
    Indication: Arthropod Bite

Benadryl
    Indication: Pruritus

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin D; Multi-Vitamins; Lipitor; Aspirin; Atenolol; Lisinopril; Melatonin; Ascorbic Acid; AN Unknown Medication



Possible Benadryl side effects in 64 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: 64 year old male, weighing 71.7 kg (157.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Neuropathy Peripheral, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Benadryl
    Dosage: 1 -2 pills 1-2 times each night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus

Benadryl
    Dosage: 1 -2 pills 1-2 times each night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Drug Effect Increased

Benadryl
    Dosage: 1 -2 pills 1-2 times each night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sleep Disorder Therapy

Other drugs received by patient: Digoxin; Lyrica; Aspirin; Cymbalta; Rythmol; Nucynta; Soma; Lyrica; Savella; Lipitor; Skelaxin; Savella; Flexeril; Cymbalta; Toprol-XL; Nucynta



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Diarrhoea

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Throat Irritation
    Start date: 2012-08-01

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Unevaluable Event
    Start date: 2012-08-01

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rhinorrhoea
    Start date: 2012-08-01

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Lacrimation Increased
    Start date: 2012-08-01



Possible Benadryl side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-10

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 49.9 kg (109.8 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Anaphylactic Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dermatitis Contact
    Start date: 1978-01-01

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus
    Start date: 1978-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Lovaza; Clonidine; Epipen



Possible Benadryl side effects in 64 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-01

Patient: 64 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Tinnitus, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl



Possible Benadryl side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-20

Patient: 66 year old female, weighing 45.4 kg (99.8 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Product Packaging Issue, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Depression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Amitriptyline HCL



Possible Benadryl side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-09

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 49.9 kg (109.8 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Anaphylactic Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dermatitis Contact

Other drugs received by patient: Lovaza; Clonidine; Epipen



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-29

Patient: female

Reactions: Grand MAL Convulsion, Off Label Use, Fatigue, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Levetiracetam; Vimpat; Lamotrigine



Possible Benadryl side effects in 4 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-06-21

Patient: 4 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Wrong Drug Administered, Drug Interaction, Toxicity To Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient possibly interacting with the suspect drug:
Tussionex
    Dosage: half teaspoon, once a day
    Indication: Croup Infectious



Possible Benadryl side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-19

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Product Quality Issue, Off Label Use, Fatigue, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Levetiracetam; Vimpat



Possible Benadryl side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-18

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Fatigue, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Vimpat; Levetiracetam



Possible Benadryl side effects in 79 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-14

Patient: 79 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Loss of Consciousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: one pill one time
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-06
    End date: 2012-06-07

Benadryl
    Dosage: one pill one time
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Nasopharyngitis
    Start date: 2012-06-06
    End date: 2012-06-07

Other drugs received by patient: AN Unknown Medication



Possible Benadryl side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-14

Patient: male, weighing 90.7 kg (199.6 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Fatigue, Swelling Face, Oropharyngeal Swelling, Condition Aggravated

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Indication: LIP Swelling
    Start date: 2010-04-01

Benadryl
    Indication: Paraesthesia Oral
    Start date: 2010-04-01

Other drugs received by patient: Effexor XR; AN Unknown Medication; Multi-Vitamins; Naproxen



Possible Benadryl side effects in 95 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-14

Patient: 95 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Death

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Morphine



Possible Benadryl side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-12

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Fatigue, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Levetiracetam; Vimpat



Possible Benadryl side effects in 72 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-07

Patient: 72 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Dysarthria, Slow Response To Stimuli, Gait Disturbance, Hallucination

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Coumadin; Coumadin



Possible Benadryl side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-29

Patient: 54 year old female, weighing 107.5 kg (236.5 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Weight Decreased, Cellulitis, Drug Hypersensitivity, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Clonidine Hydrochloride



Possible Benadryl side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-22

Patient: 54 year old female, weighing 107.5 kg (236.5 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Weight Decreased, Cellulitis, Drug Hypersensitivity, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Clonidine Hydrochloride



Possible Benadryl side effects in 69 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-18

Patient: 69 year old male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Poor Quality Sleep, Prostatitis, Restlessness, Somnolence, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthropod Sting

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder

Other drugs received by patient: Flomax; Unknown Medication; Avodart; Antibiotics NOS



Possible Benadryl side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-16

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Blood Pressure Increased, Hypersensitivity, Muscle Spasms

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Phenergan
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Tylenol (Caplet)
    Administration route: Oral

Benadryl
    Indication: Injection Related Reaction
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Unknown Medication
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Toradol
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Imitrex
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Tylenol (Caplet)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Other drugs received by patient: Halcinonide; Humira; Clonazepam; Protonix; Triamcinolone; Triamcinolone Acetonide; Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-09

Patient: female

Reactions: Cheilitis, Off Label Use, Hallucination, Tooth Disorder, Central Nervous System Inflammation, Loss of Consciousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl



Possible Benadryl side effects in 47 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-27

Patient: 47 year old male, weighing 93.0 kg (204.6 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pharyngeal Oedema, Chest Pain, Urticaria, Salivary Hypersecretion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: 1-2 kapgels, 1 to 2 times a day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2012-03-29

Prednisone
    Indication: Hypersensitivity
    Start date: 2012-03-31

Benadryl
    Dosage: 1-2 kapgels, 1 to 2 times a day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sleep Disorder Therapy
    Start date: 2012-03-29

Other drugs received by patient: Probiotics; Hydroxyzine HCL; Magnesium Citrate; Hydroxyzine HCL; Pepsin; Curamin; Ibuprofen



Possible Benadryl side effects in male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-04-27

Patient: male, weighing 117.9 kg (259.5 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Asthenia, Fall

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Meperidine HCL
    Indication: Infusion Related Reaction

Benadryl
    Indication: Infusion Related Reaction

Other drugs received by patient: Oxygen; Sipuleucel-T; Sipuleucel-T; Coumadin



Possible Benadryl side effects in 5 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-25

Patient: 5 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Product Quality Issue, Expired Drug Administered, Adverse Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Food Allergy

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypersensitivity



Possible Benadryl side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-13

Patient: male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Depression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl



Possible Benadryl side effects in 78 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-13

Patient: 78 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Palpitations, Cardiac Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl



Possible Benadryl side effects in 71 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-04

Patient: 71 year old female, weighing 78.0 kg (171.6 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pruritus, Angioedema, Urticaria, Reaction To Drug Excipients

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acetaminophen
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Start date: 2012-01-31
    End date: 2012-01-31

Acetaminophen
    Administration route: Oral

Acetaminophen
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-31
    End date: 2012-01-31

Acetaminophen
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus
    Start date: 2012-01-31
    End date: 2012-01-31

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2012-01-31
    End date: 2012-01-31

Other drugs received by patient: Metformin HCL; Norvasc



Possible Benadryl side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-03-27

Patient: male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Hallucination

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Indication: Pruritus

Benadryl
    Indication: Adverse Drug Reaction



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