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

We study 26,370 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,457 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,335 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 699,672 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 25, 2014: 26,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,457 people (5.53%) 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 pressure88.82%10.59%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.59%

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

FemaleMale
Low blood pressure56.20%43.80%

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%3.22%6.00%12.79%20.73%49.82%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure33.33%16.67%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood pressure50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (76 people, 5.22%)
  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, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (340 people, 23.34%)
  2. Zofran (266 people, 18.26%)
  3. Tylenol (232 people, 15.92%)
  4. Ativan (225 people, 15.44%)
  5. Aspirin (212 people, 14.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • BP ranges 125-130 over 75-87 when getting up prior to meds to 90-50 sometimes in the evening. I am a little stressed and so diphenhydramine helps me sleep along with melatonin. THese are OTC

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • All adverse effects are tolerable and preferential to extreme pain and fatigue which can cause severe MS exacerbation.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Stagger, short term memory, low libido.

    Pain in lower lungs, stomach craps, depression

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Low Blood Pressure is also known as: Blood Pressure Decreased, Hypotension, Lower Blood Pressure.

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