Benadryl and High blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

High blood pressure 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 Tylenol, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,911 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,719 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,522 High blood pressure patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,911 people (4.7%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause High blood pressure?

Time on Benadryl when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 81.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.87 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.79 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 68.05 %
  • male: 31.95 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.58 %
  • 2-9: 1.81 %
  • 10-19: 3.24 %
  • 20-29: 5.63 %
  • 30-39: 10.17 %
  • 40-49: 17.16 %
  • 50-59: 23.58 %
  • 60+: 37.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (142 people, 7.43%)
  • Pain (130 people, 6.80%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (86 people, 4.50%)
  • Crohn's Disease (82 people, 4.29%)
  • Depression (81 people, 4.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (424 people, 22.19%)
  • Zofran (220 people, 11.51%)
  • Decadron (207 people, 10.83%)
  • Zometa (202 people, 10.57%)
  • Remicade (198 people, 10.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (471 people, 24.65%)
  • Nausea (427 people, 22.34%)
  • Chest Pain (421 people, 22.03%)
  • Fatigue (416 people, 21.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (331 people, 17.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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