Could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia - from FDA reports


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 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 966 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,691 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,460 Arrhythmia patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 966 people (2.38%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Benadryl when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 83.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.89 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 1.3 %
  • 2-9: 3.5 %
  • 10-19: 4.92 %
  • 20-29: 7.38 %
  • 30-39: 7.25 %
  • 40-49: 17.23 %
  • 50-59: 21.89 %
  • 60+: 36.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (81 people, 8.39%)
  • High Blood Pressure (65 people, 6.73%)
  • Depression (57 people, 5.90%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (53 people, 5.49%)
  • Breast Cancer (52 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (213 people, 22.05%)
  • Lasix (162 people, 16.77%)
  • Zofran (159 people, 16.46%)
  • Ativan (157 people, 16.25%)
  • Zometa (148 people, 15.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (395 people, 40.89%)
  • Nausea (254 people, 26.29%)
  • Chest Pain (230 people, 23.81%)
  • Fatigue (218 people, 22.57%)
  • Hypotension (202 people, 20.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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