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Review: could Benadryl cause High blood pressure?

We study 26,361 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,264 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,317 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,145,483 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,264 people (4.80%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,160,576 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure87.21%3.49%3.49%2.33%1.16%1.16%1.16%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure69.10%30.90%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.62%2.21%3.71%4.95%11.13%19.35%23.23%34.81%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure11.11%66.67%22.22%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure28.57%0.00%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (109 people, 8.62%)
  2. Pain (87 people, 6.88%)
  3. Breast cancer (56 people, 4.43%)
  4. Depression (55 people, 4.35%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (53 people, 4.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zofran (194 people, 15.35%)
  2. Aspirin (194 people, 15.35%)
  3. Zometa (190 people, 15.03%)
  4. Protonix (187 people, 14.79%)
  5. Decadron (167 people, 13.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Past distal injuries returning with increased pressure symptoms. Eye pain with movement. Increased pressure and pain with neck movement. Connective tissue disease - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am also in menopause, so I don't know if it was the Benadryl that caused the palpitations or the menopause. I would like to continue using Benadryl as a sleep aid, but I am afraid of bringing on or worsening the heart palpitations.

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