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Review: could Benadryl cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?





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 Decadron, and have Pain.

We study 26,402 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,458 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. (view latest outcomes from 29,367 users)

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Low blood pressure 107,363 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 26,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,458 people (5.52%) have Low Blood Pressure.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Benadryl reports

Time on Benadryl when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure88.30%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.58%

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

FemaleMale
Low blood pressure56.17%43.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood pressure0.57%2.00%4.86%3.21%6.00%12.79%20.71%49.86%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure28.57%14.29%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood pressure33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (76 people, 5.21%)
  2. Hypertension (72 people, 4.94%)
  3. Depression (57 people, 3.91%)
  4. Nausea (56 people, 3.84%)
  5. Non-small cell lung cancer (47 people, 3.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (340 people, 23.32%)
  2. Zofran (266 people, 18.24%)
  3. Tylenol (232 people, 15.91%)
  4. Ativan (225 people, 15.43%)
  5. Aspirin (212 people, 14.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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