Review: could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia?
We study 26,366 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 336 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Benadryl and have Arrhythmia >>>
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) (latest reports from 290,825 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression.
On Aug, 14, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 306 people (1.16%) have Arrhythmia. They amount to 0.10% of all the 292,450 people who have Arrhythmia on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Arrhythmia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Arrhythmia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (38 people, 12.42%)
- Multiple myeloma (33 people, 10.78%)
- Blood cholesterol (30 people, 9.80%)
- Depression (28 people, 9.15%)
- Arthralgia (26 people, 8.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (95 people, 31.05%)
- Lasix (92 people, 30.07%)
- Lipitor (66 people, 21.57%)
- Zofran (64 people, 20.92%)
- Protonix (64 people, 20.92%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Get connected! Join a mobile support group to help out with your experience or learn from others anytime and anywhere:
- group for people who take Benadryl and have Arrhythmia
- group for people who take Benadryl
- group for people who have Arrhythmia
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 years ago):
Roger Gaby on Jul, 12, 2012:
Iam a 69 year-old male with a history of Mitral valve replacement and triple bypass (2008). The valve was replaced due to prolapse and atrial arrhythmia. I have been symptom free for the past 4 years (slight arrhythmia) when, after taking Tylenol Pm for sleep aid several weeks ago , I developed a tachyarrhythmia (HR over 150 BPM). After 4 days duration I saw my cardiologist who put me on a blood thinner and scheduled a visit to an EP for cardioversion. 2days after ceasing the Tylenol Pm I self cardioverted to sinus rhythm (mild arrhythmia still present) . I am a health care professional,retired Director of Regulatory Affairs at GSK and feel that I can state that the diphendramine was causal in the episode.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Benadryl, Arrhythmia
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Leg pain and occasional arm and hand pain
I started having leg pains at night, lower leg felt like the muscle and bone were being pulled causing sharp pain. It was relieved by getting up and walking but would last most of the night.
I finally realized after suffering this over and over for months, that it only happened when I had taken be ...
- Dilantin and interactions
I've taken Dilantin for over 40 years..seizure free for over 30 years..became hypothyroid 10 years ago..B12 deficient approximately 3 years ago and have had a benign arrhythmia for over 30 years. I take magnesium because it seems to hep the arrhythmia and vitamin d because mine is low normal.
More reviews for: Benadryl, Arrhythmia
On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used for allergies. Find out below the conditions Benadryl is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Benadryl used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.