Benadryl and Rapid heart beat - from FDA reports


Summary

Rapid heart beat 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 Crohn's disease . We study 40,660 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA. Among them, 791 have Rapid heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Rapid heart beat and more.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,713 users)

Rapid Heart Beat

Rapid heart beat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression, asthma (latest reports from 58,298 Rapid heart beat patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

40,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl.
Among them, 791 people (1.95%) have Rapid Heart Beat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benadryl cause Rapid heart beat?

Time on Benadryl when people have Rapid Heart Beat *:

  • < 1 month: 88.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Benadryl *:

  • female: 68.12 %
  • male: 31.88 %

Age of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Benadryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.6 %
  • 2-9: 5.87 %
  • 10-19: 5.72 %
  • 20-29: 6.63 %
  • 30-39: 9.04 %
  • 40-49: 20.93 %
  • 50-59: 21.39 %
  • 60+: 29.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (51 people, 6.45%)
  • Pain (49 people, 6.19%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (36 people, 4.55%)
  • Asthma (36 people, 4.55%)
  • Depression (33 people, 4.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (175 people, 22.12%)
  • Remicade (93 people, 11.76%)
  • Decadron (81 people, 10.24%)
  • Zofran (63 people, 7.96%)
  • Prednisone (55 people, 6.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (240 people, 30.34%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (203 people, 25.66%)
  • Chest Pain (184 people, 23.26%)
  • Nausea (167 people, 21.11%)
  • Rashes (148 people, 18.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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