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 26,425 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 29,380 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 52,054 Heart racing patients)
On Jan, 11, 2015: 26,414 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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- Palpitations after taking meds
took my meds last night with in 5 mins my heart rate shot up to 140 bpm an lasted for 15 mins before it came down
- What's the cause of heart palpitations
E-fib or irregular heart beat, more noticeable at night. Have been on hormone replacement since 1995. Started on the patch that caused irritations then switch to 1% Androgel packets. Used 1/2 a packet per day for years, then libido dropped and started using full packet. Everything going good until I started using 25mgs of zinc some months later I started having heart palpitations.
Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
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hi I have been taking Benadryl or pet dander? It seemed to work well even if I only take one tablet. Does anyone also find that taking one tablet does not make you drowsy? How often should I take one tablet of Benadryl which is 25 mg? has anyone found any other allergy medication that work or pet dander? Thank you very much.
- Biotin and heart races? connection?
About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
- Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
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