Benadryl and Heart racing - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart racing is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Crohn's disease . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 696 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Heart Racing

Heart racing has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,356 Heart racing patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 696 people (1.71%) have Heart Racing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Heart racing?

Time on Benadryl when people have Heart Racing *:

  • < 1 month: 87.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Racing when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 81.39 %
  • male: 18.61 %

Age of people who have Heart Racing when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 0.54 %
  • 10-19: 3.59 %
  • 20-29: 10.59 %
  • 30-39: 10.59 %
  • 40-49: 23.7 %
  • 50-59: 28.73 %
  • 60+: 22.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (56 people, 8.05%)
  • Crohn's Disease (56 people, 8.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (43 people, 6.18%)
  • Sleep Disorder (35 people, 5.03%)
  • Hypersensitivity (35 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (140 people, 20.11%)
  • Ativan (100 people, 14.37%)
  • Remicade (98 people, 14.08%)
  • Dilaudid (84 people, 12.07%)
  • Lasix (82 people, 11.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (258 people, 37.07%)
  • Chest Pain (242 people, 34.77%)
  • Dizziness (200 people, 28.74%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (190 people, 27.30%)
  • Nausea (188 people, 27.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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