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Review: could Benadryl cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?





Summary: Atrial fibrillation 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 26,402 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 397 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Benadryl and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 29,367 users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Atrial fibrillation 84,600 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 26,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 404 people (1.53%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation74.29%20.00%2.86%0.00%0.00%2.86%0.00%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation55.73%44.27%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.27%5.32%1.33%8.78%14.63%69.68%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (36 people, 8.91%)
  2. Insomnia (33 people, 8.17%)
  3. Nausea (28 people, 6.93%)
  4. Constipation (21 people, 5.20%)
  5. Depression (21 people, 5.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (140 people, 34.65%)
  2. Lasix (126 people, 31.19%)
  3. Coumadin (97 people, 24.01%)
  4. Ativan (89 people, 22.03%)
  5. Digoxin (88 people, 21.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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