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Review: could Benadryl cause Heart racing?

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 464 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing 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 allergen.

Heart racing

Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 314,771 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 464 people (1.76%) have Heart Racing. They amount to 0.15% of all the 314,466 people who have Heart Racing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart racing in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Heart racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart racing77.27%4.55%0.00%9.09%4.55%0.00%4.55%

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

FemaleMale
Heart racing81.06%18.94%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart racing0.00%0.50%2.72%11.14%10.40%23.51%31.19%20.54%

Severity of Heart racing when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart racing0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart racing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (36 people, 7.76%)
  2. Osteoporosis (24 people, 5.17%)
  3. Hypertension (23 people, 4.96%)
  4. Sleep disorder (23 people, 4.96%)
  5. Depression (21 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (76 people, 16.38%)
  2. Dilaudid (72 people, 15.52%)
  3. Aspirin (70 people, 15.09%)
  4. Lasix (65 people, 14.01%)
  5. Protonix (64 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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