Review: could Benadryl cause Hypertension?
Summary: Hypertension could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zofran, and have Hypertension.
We study 26,326 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,264 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,152,272 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,397 people (5.33%) have Hypertension. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,160,621 people who have Hypertension on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Hypertension * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Hypertension when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hypertension ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (110 people, 7.87%)
- Pain (87 people, 6.23%)
- Breast cancer (56 people, 4.01%)
- Depression (55 people, 3.94%)
- Multiple sclerosis (53 people, 3.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zofran (204 people, 14.60%)
- Aspirin (204 people, 14.60%)
- Zometa (190 people, 13.60%)
- Decadron (188 people, 13.46%)
- Protonix (187 people, 13.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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