Review: could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia?


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 37,611 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 839 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 43,260 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 108,501 Arrhythmia patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

37,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 839 people (2.23%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Benadryl when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 75.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 59.93 %
  • male: 40.07 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.5 %
  • 2-9: 4.05 %
  • 10-19: 5.41 %
  • 20-29: 6.16 %
  • 30-39: 8.11 %
  • 40-49: 18.32 %
  • 50-59: 20.27 %
  • 60+: 36.19 %

Severity if Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Arrhythmia **:

  • while on drug: 22.22 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (69 people, 8.22%)
  • Depression (47 people, 5.60%)
  • Crohn's Disease (47 people, 5.60%)
  • Hypertension (35 people, 4.17%)
  • Breast Cancer (35 people, 4.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (196 people, 23.36%)
  • Zofran (125 people, 14.90%)
  • Ativan (121 people, 14.42%)
  • Lasix (115 people, 13.71%)
  • Aspirin (105 people, 12.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (309 people, 36.83%)
  • Nausea (214 people, 25.51%)
  • Vomiting (164 people, 19.55%)
  • Hypotension (148 people, 17.64%)
  • Pain (145 people, 17.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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