Review: could Benadryl cause Heart racing (Heart palpitations)?
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 Ativan, and have Crohn's disease.
We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 465 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.
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Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)
Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Heart racing patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 465 people (1.76%) have Heart Racing.
Time on Benadryl when people have Heart racing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart racing||78.26%||4.35%||0.00%||8.70%||4.35%||0.00%||4.35% |
Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Benadryl * :
|Heart racing||81.10%||18.90% |
Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Benadryl * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.49%||2.72%||11.11%||10.62%||23.46%||31.11%||20.49% |
Severity of Heart racing when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart racing||0.00%||71.43%||14.29%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Heart racing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (36 people, 7.74%)
- Osteoporosis (24 people, 5.16%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 4.95%)
- Sleep disorder (23 people, 4.95%)
- Depression (22 people, 4.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (76 people, 16.34%)
- Dilaudid (72 people, 15.48%)
- Aspirin (70 people, 15.05%)
- Lasix (65 people, 13.98%)
- Protonix (64 people, 13.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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