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Review: could Benadryl cause Hypertension?

We study 26,370 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

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,178,737 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 26,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,397 people (5.30%) have Hypertension. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,192,852 people who have Hypertension on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hypertension in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypertension86.21%4.60%3.45%2.30%1.15%1.15%1.15%

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Benadryl * :

FemaleMale
Hypertension68.32%31.68%

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Benadryl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypertension0.56%2.24%3.75%4.63%10.70%19.57%22.44%36.10%

Severity of Hypertension when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypertension10.00%70.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypertension25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (110 people, 7.87%)
  2. Pain (87 people, 6.23%)
  3. Breast cancer (56 people, 4.01%)
  4. Depression (55 people, 3.94%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (53 people, 3.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zofran (204 people, 14.60%)
  2. Aspirin (204 people, 14.60%)
  3. Zometa (190 people, 13.60%)
  4. Decadron (188 people, 13.46%)
  5. Protonix (187 people, 13.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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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