Benadryl and Low blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

Low 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 High blood pressure . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 1,910 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low 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)

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 156,070 Low blood pressure patients).

On Feb, 25, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 1,910 people (4.7%) have Low Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Low blood pressure?

Time on Benadryl when people have Low Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 83.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 57.53 %
  • male: 42.47 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.56 %
  • 2-9: 1.92 %
  • 10-19: 4.71 %
  • 20-29: 4.22 %
  • 30-39: 6.82 %
  • 40-49: 14.51 %
  • 50-59: 21.2 %
  • 60+: 46.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (115 people, 6.02%)
  • Pain (103 people, 5.39%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (80 people, 4.19%)
  • Depression (79 people, 4.14%)
  • Nausea (70 people, 3.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (428 people, 22.41%)
  • Decadron (327 people, 17.12%)
  • Zofran (292 people, 15.29%)
  • Ativan (234 people, 12.25%)
  • Lasix (232 people, 12.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (429 people, 22.46%)
  • Nausea (407 people, 21.31%)
  • Fatigue (339 people, 17.75%)
  • Dizziness (299 people, 15.65%)
  • Fever (295 people, 15.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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