Review: could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
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We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 289 have Arrhythmia. See who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) (latest reports from 282,651 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, depression, diabetes.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 25,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 305 people (1.21%) have Arrhythmia.
Time on Benadryl when people have Arrhythmia * :
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Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl ** :
How people recovered from Arrhythmia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (38 people, 12.46%)
- Multiple myeloma (33 people, 10.82%)
- Blood cholesterol (30 people, 9.84%)
- Depression (28 people, 9.18%)
- Arthralgia (26 people, 8.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (95 people, 31.15%)
- Lasix (92 people, 30.16%)
- Lipitor (66 people, 21.64%)
- Zofran (64 people, 20.98%)
- Protonix (64 people, 20.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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