Review: could Benadryl cause Tachycardia?
Summary: Tachycardia could be caused by Benadryl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ativan, and have Pain.
We study 26,326 people who have side effects while taking Benadryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 621 have Tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Tachycardia and more.
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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,278 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min) (latest reports from 260,715 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 26,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Benadryl. Among them, 621 people (2.37%) have Tachycardia. They amount to 0.24% of all the 259,963 people who have Tachycardia on eHealthMe.
Time on Benadryl when people have Tachycardia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Tachycardia when taking Benadryl * :
Age of people who have Tachycardia when taking Benadryl * :
Severity of Tachycardia when taking Benadryl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Tachycardia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (54 people, 8.70%)
- Breast cancer (28 people, 4.51%)
- Crohn's disease (25 people, 4.03%)
- Depression (20 people, 3.22%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (20 people, 3.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (138 people, 22.22%)
- Decadron (116 people, 18.68%)
- Zofran (113 people, 18.20%)
- Tylenol (98 people, 15.78%)
- Albuterol (84 people, 13.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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