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Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) - Pruritus - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Pruritus (22)

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

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 female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 64 year old female, weighing 90.7 kg (199.5 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Somnolence

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: unk

Atorvastatin Calcium
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Cozaar; Norvasc; Atenolol



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: female

Reactions: Angioedema, Pruritus, Dyspepsia, Paraesthesia Oral, Drug Ineffective FOR Unapproved Indication

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl

Other drugs received by patient: Remicade; AN Unknown Medication



Possible Benadryl side effects in 49 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-07-03

Patient: 49 year old female, weighing 53.5 kg (117.8 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Throat Irritation, Pyrexia, Somnolence, Infusion Site Swelling, Infusion Site Pruritus, Infusion Site Erythema

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Hizentra
    Dosage: see image
    Indication: Immunodeficiency Common Variable
    Start date: 2012-05-24
    End date: 2012-05-24

Hizentra
    Dosage: see image
    Indication: Immunodeficiency Common Variable
    Start date: 2012-06-19
    End date: 2012-06-19

Benadryl
    Dosage: (every 4-6 hours x 24 hours)

Other drugs received by patient: Ziprasidone Hydrochloride (Geodon); Pamelor; Acidophilus (Lactobacillus Acidophilus); Bentyl; Demerol; Lidocaine / Prilocaine (Emla / 00675501 / ); Robaxin; Vitamin D; Prilosec; Mucinex ER (Guaifenesin); Diphenhydramine HCL; Albuterol; Ativan; Proair HFA (Salbutamol Sulfate); Epipen



Possible Benadryl side effects in 62 year old female

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

Patient: 62 year old female, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Glossodynia, Pruritus, Nausea, Restlessness, Headache, Muscle Twitching

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: 1 po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthropod Sting
    Start date: 2012-06-07
    End date: 2012-06-11

Benadryl
    Dosage: 1 po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthropod Sting
    Start date: 2012-06-11
    End date: 2012-06-11



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2012-04-30

Patient: female, weighing 74.0 kg (162.8 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Dizziness, Infusion Related Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Remicade
    Dosage: following induction of 0, 2 and 6 weeks
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Benadryl
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-06



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 female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-03-29

Patient: female, weighing 87.5 kg (192.6 pounds)

Reactions: Myalgia, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity, Drug Ineffective, Arthralgia, Pain, Skin Burning Sensation, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: 25 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral

Codeine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk

Lyrica
    Dosage: 150 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia
    Start date: 2011-08-01
    End date: 2012-02-01

Hydrocodone Bitartrate
    Dosage: unk

Ultram ER
    Dosage: 100 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia

Other drugs received by patient: Levothyroxine; Bisoprolol Fumarate and Hydrochlorothiazide; Aldactone; Metformin; Glimepiride



Possible Benadryl side effects in 75 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-03-21

Patient: 75 year old female

Reactions: LIP Swelling, Myalgia, Pruritus, LIP DRY, Headache, Feeling Abnormal, Pain in JAW

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: 50 mg, unk

Prolia
    Indication: Osteoporosis Postmenopausal
    Start date: 2011-03-23

Other drugs received by patient: Venastat / 01329703 /; Ranitidine; Metoprolol Succinate; Cymbalta; Calcium Carbonate; Xanax; Vitamin D; Fish OIL



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-06

Patient: female, weighing 87.5 kg (192.6 pounds)

Reactions: Myalgia, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity, Drug Ineffective, Arthralgia, Pain, Skin Burning Sensation, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Hydrocodone Bitartrate
    Dosage: unk

Benadryl
    Dosage: 25 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral

Codeine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk

Lyrica
    Dosage: 150 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia
    Start date: 2011-08-01
    End date: 2012-02-01

Ultram ER
    Dosage: 100 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia

Other drugs received by patient: Levothyroxine; Aldactone; Metformin; Glimepiride; Bisoprolol Fumarate and Hydrochlorothiazide



Possible Benadryl side effects in 71 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-06

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

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pruritus, Angioedema, Urticaria

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Tylenol-500
    Administration route: Oral
    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

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

Tylenol-500
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-31
    End date: 2012-01-31

Tylenol-500
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tylenol-500
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Norvasc; Metformin HCL



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-02

Patient: female, weighing 87.5 kg (192.6 pounds)

Reactions: Myalgia, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity, Drug Ineffective, Arthralgia, Pain, Skin Burning Sensation, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: 25 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral

Ultram ER
    Dosage: 100 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia

Lyrica
    Dosage: 150 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia
    Start date: 2011-08-01
    End date: 2012-02-01

Codeine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk

Hydrocodone Bitartrate
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: Bisoprolol Fumarate and Hydrochlorothiazide; Metformin; Glimepiride; Levothyroxine; Aldactone



Possible Benadryl side effects in 71 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-15

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

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pruritus, Angioedema, Urticaria

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

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

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

Acetaminophen
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Other drugs received by patient: Metformin HCL; Norvasc



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-25

Patient: female, weighing 81.7 kg (179.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Chest Pain, Restless Legs Syndrome, Rash, Somnolence, Infusion Related Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Remicade
    Start date: 2009-01-01

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Premedication
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Remicade
    Indication: Crohn's Disease
    Start date: 2012-01-09

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin B-12; Lorazepam; Lexapro



Possible Benadryl side effects in 30 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-17

Patient: 30 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pruritus, Urticaria, Swelling, Throat Tightness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Dosage: four tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Food Allergy
    End date: 2012-01-12

Benadryl
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-13

Patient: female

Reactions: Pruritus, Drug Ineffective, Drug Hypersensitivity, Urticaria, Rash, Oropharyngeal Pain, Lung Disorder, Insomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Clarinex-D 12 Hour
    Dosage: po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Benadryl
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Hypersensitivity
    Start date: 2012-01-03

Other drugs received by patient: Advair Diskus 100 / 50



Possible Benadryl side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-12-01

Patient: female

Reactions: Confusional State, Speech Disorder, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benadryl
    Indication: Pruritus
    Start date: 2011-11-19
    End date: 2011-11-19

Myoview
    Dosage: 925 mbq, single dose
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-11-19
    End date: 2011-11-19

Other drugs received by patient: Technetium (Tc99m) (Sodiuim Pertechnetate Tc99m)



Possible Benadryl side effects in 14 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2011-11-23

Patient: 14 year old male

Reactions: Asthma, Pruritus, Erythema, Pulmonary Function Test Decreased, Thinking Abnormal, Dizziness, Anger, Emotional Disorder, Mood Swings, Crying, Cough, Vomiting, Nausea, Abnormal Behaviour, Rash, Aggression, Visual Impairment, Hypophagia, Rash Erythematous, Lacrimation Increased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Triamcinolone

Benadryl

Xolair

Symbicort

Triamcinolone

Other drugs received by patient: Methotrexate; Prednisone TAB



Possible Benadryl side effects in 13 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-10-20

Patient: 13 year old male, weighing 39.6 kg (87.1 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Abdominal Pain, Pruritus, Chills, Anger

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
PEG-Asparaginase
    Indication: B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Benadryl
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ranitidine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Bactrim
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Velcade
    Indication: B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Zofran
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prednisone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Doxorubicin HCL
    Indication: B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Vincristine
    Indication: B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Other drugs received by patient: Ativan; Methotrexate; Hydrocortisone; Cytarabine; Scopolamine



Possible Benadryl side effects in 13 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-10-10

Patient: 13 year old male, weighing 39.6 kg (87.1 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Confusional State, Akathisia, Pruritus, Pain, Chills, Anger, Memory Impairment, Paraesthesia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Methotrexate
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Pegaspargase
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Zofran
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Vincristine
    Dosage: 1.5mgm2 cyclic
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Bactrim
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ranitidine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prednisone
    Dosage: 20mgm2 cyclic
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Benadryl
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cytarabine
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Hydrocortisone
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Ativan
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Velcade
    Dosage: 1.3mgm2 cyclic
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Doxorubicin HCL
    Dosage: 60mgm2 cyclic
    Indication: Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-09-08

Scopolamine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Benadryl side effects in 44 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2011-10-07

Patient: 44 year old female, weighing 80.3 kg (176.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Pain in Extremity, Urinary Tract Infection, Pain, Somnolence, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Oedema Peripheral, Dysuria, Vertigo, Infusion Related Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Xanax
    Dosage: 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Valium
    Dosage: 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Benlysta
    Dosage: 10 mg/kg, 1 in 28 d, intravenous drip
    Indication: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Start date: 2011-07-29

Benadryl
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Other drugs received by patient: Tylenol PM (Tylenol PM) (Diphenhydramine, Paracetamol); Vicodin; Hydroxyzine; Dilaudid; Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa); Calcium Plus Vitamin D (Vitacal) (Calcium, Vitamin D Nos); Prednisone TAB; Klonopin; Super B Complex Vitamin (Becosym Forte) (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, THI; Omeprazole; Venlfaxine; Remeron; Mobic; Mysoline



Possible Benadryl side effects in 48 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2011-10-07

Patient: 48 year old female, weighing 44.9 kg (98.8 pounds)

Reactions: Contusion, Pruritus, Pain in Extremity, Pain, Urticaria, Skin Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Neck Pain, Oedema Peripheral, Skin Sensitisation, Abortion Induced, Asthenia, Blister, Infusion Site Haemorrhage

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Benlysta
    Dosage: 10 mg/kg, 1 in 28 d, intravenous drip
    Indication: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Start date: 2011-06-07

Benadryl
    Dosage: intravenous (not otherwise specified)
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2011-06-07

Other drugs received by patient: Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)(hydroxychloroquine Sulfate); Folic Acid; Ropinirole; Trazodone (Trazodone)(trazodone); Oxycontin (Oxycodone Hydrochloride) (Oxycodone Hydrochloride); Vicodin (Vicodin)(paracetamol, Hydrocodone Bitartrate); Prednisone; Actonel (Risedronate Sodium)(risedronate Sodium); Methotrexate; Xanax; Novocain (Procaine Hydrochloride)(procaine; Lidocaine; Gabapentin; Sundown Naturals Hair Skin Nails (Mineral Supplements)(null)

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