Review: could Benadryl cause Rapid heart beat?
We study 26,361 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 549 have Rapid heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Rapid heart beat and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,317 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Rapid heart beat
Rapid heart beat (latest reports from 212,465 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 26,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 549 people (2.08%) have Rapid Heart Beat. They amount to 0.26% of all the 212,417 people who have Rapid Heart Beat on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Rapid heart beat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Rapid heart beat||87.72%||7.02%||1.75%||1.75%||1.75%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Benadryl * :
|Rapid heart beat||67.48%||32.52% |
Age of people who have Rapid heart beat when taking Benadryl * :
|Rapid heart beat||0.61%||7.47%||5.45%||5.25%||9.09%||21.41%||20.00%||30.71% |
Severity of Rapid heart beat when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Rapid heart beat||40.00%||20.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Rapid heart beat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Rapid heart beat||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (28 people, 5.10%)
- Pain (27 people, 4.92%)
- Depression (25 people, 4.55%)
- Hypersensitivity (24 people, 4.37%)
- Asthma (20 people, 3.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (72 people, 13.11%)
- Tylenol (68 people, 12.39%)
- Zofran (53 people, 9.65%)
- Carboplatin (49 people, 8.93%)
- Remicade (49 people, 8.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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joanna on May, 18, 2012:
I recently started on an antibiotic called avelox for the treatment of my sinus, throat and lung infection. Its my third day so far taking it , and my chest is super congested so purchased a benelyn extra strength mucus and phlem relief. I took it around 10 pm before bed and woke up at 1230 with a rapid heart beating, causing my head to spin and chest to hurt. It lasts for 6 hours I believe so all I can do is wait it out. But this is a scary situation.
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