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, 1,520 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,330 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 696,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 26,366 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,457 people (5.53%) have Low Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.21% of all the 699,091 people who have Low Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Low blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low blood pressure||88.82%||10.59%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.59% |
Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :
|Low blood pressure||56.20%||43.80% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :
|Low blood pressure||0.57%||2.00%||4.86%||3.22%||6.00%||12.79%||20.73%||49.82% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||33.33%||16.67%||33.33%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (76 people, 5.22%)
- Hypertension (72 people, 4.94%)
- Depression (57 people, 3.91%)
- Nausea (56 people, 3.84%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (47 people, 3.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (340 people, 23.34%)
- Zofran (266 people, 18.26%)
- Tylenol (232 people, 15.92%)
- Ativan (225 people, 15.44%)
- Aspirin (212 people, 14.55%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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
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All adverse effects are tolerable and preferential to extreme pain and fatigue which can cause severe MS exacerbation.
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Stagger, short term memory, low libido.
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Low Blood Pressure is also known as: Blood Pressure Decreased, Hypotension, Lower Blood Pressure.
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