Review: could Benadryl cause Heart racing?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 25,184 people who take Benadryl. Among them, 464 have Heart racing. See who they are, when they have Heart racing and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 306,584 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 25,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 436 people (1.73%) 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||76.19%||4.76%||0.00%||9.52%||4.76%||0.00%||4.76% |
Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Benadryl * :
|Heart racing||81.35%||18.65% |
Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Benadryl * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.52%||2.87%||11.23%||9.14%||23.76%||31.07%||21.41% |
Severity of Heart racing when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart racing||0.00%||83.33%||16.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Heart racing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart racing||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (32 people, 7.34%)
- Sleep disorder (22 people, 5.05%)
- Hypertension (22 people, 5.05%)
- Depression (21 people, 4.82%)
- Pain (21 people, 4.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (71 people, 16.28%)
- Aspirin (68 people, 15.60%)
- Dilaudid (66 people, 15.14%)
- Lasix (63 people, 14.45%)
- Ambien (61 people, 13.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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