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 26,435 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 has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl 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 107,417 Low blood pressure patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 26,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 1,458 people (5.52%) have Low Blood Pressure.
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||88.30%||11.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.58% |
Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :
|Low blood pressure||56.17%||43.83% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl * :
|Low blood pressure||0.57%||2.00%||4.86%||3.21%||6.00%||12.79%||20.71%||49.86% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||28.57%||14.29%||42.86%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (76 people, 5.21%)
- Hypertension (72 people, 4.94%)
- Depression (57 people, 3.91%)
- Nausea (56 people, 3.84%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (47 people, 3.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (340 people, 23.32%)
- Zofran (266 people, 18.24%)
- Tylenol (232 people, 15.91%)
- Ativan (225 people, 15.43%)
- Aspirin (212 people, 14.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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