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Review: could Benadryl cause Heart rate increased?

Summary: Heart rate increased is found among people who take Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Decadron, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 26,435 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 550 have Heart rate increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart rate increased and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)

Heart rate increased

Heart rate increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma. (latest reports from 39,671 Heart rate increased patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 550 people (2.08%) have Heart Rate Increased.

Trend of Heart rate increased in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Heart rate increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart rate increased87.93%6.90%1.72%1.72%1.72%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heart rate increased when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Heart rate increased67.53%32.47%

Age of people who have Heart rate increased when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart rate increased0.60%7.46%5.44%5.24%9.07%21.57%19.96%30.65%

Severity of Heart rate increased when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart rate increased33.33%16.67%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart rate increased ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart rate increased25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (28 people, 5.09%)
  2. Pain (27 people, 4.91%)
  3. Depression (25 people, 4.55%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (24 people, 4.36%)
  5. Asthma (20 people, 3.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (72 people, 13.09%)
  2. Tylenol (68 people, 12.36%)
  3. Zofran (53 people, 9.64%)
  4. Remicade (49 people, 8.91%)
  5. Carboplatin (49 people, 8.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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