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Review: could Benadryl cause Blood potassium decreased?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 150 have Blood potassium decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium decreased and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Blood potassium decreased

Blood potassium decreased (latest reports from 80,411 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, depression.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 150 people (0.57%) have Blood Potassium Decreased. They amount to 0.19% of all the 80,405 people who have Blood Potassium Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood potassium decreased in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Blood potassium decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood potassium decreased50.00%43.75%0.00%6.25%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood potassium decreased when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Blood potassium decreased77.85%22.15%

Age of people who have Blood potassium decreased when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood potassium decreased0.00%0.00%6.77%2.26%12.78%17.29%21.80%39.10%

Severity of Blood potassium decreased when taking Benadryl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blood potassium decreased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (12 people, 8.00%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 7.33%)
  3. Crohn's disease (11 people, 7.33%)
  4. Migraine (10 people, 6.67%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (26 people, 17.33%)
  2. Lasix (24 people, 16.00%)
  3. Ativan (22 people, 14.67%)
  4. Ambien (18 people, 12.00%)
  5. Solu-medrol (17 people, 11.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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