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Review: could Diphenhydramine cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Diphenhydramine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Acetaminophen, and have Acute myeloid leukaemia.

We study 2,004 people who have side effects while taking Diphenhydramine from FDA and social media. Among them, 68 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Diphenhydramine hydrochloride

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,959 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,154,120 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 2,004 people reported to have side effects when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Among them, 68 people (3.39%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,158,289 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Diphenhydramine hydrochloride reports

Time on Diphenhydramine hydrochloride when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure75.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure56.72%43.28%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%1.79%3.57%16.07%17.86%3.57%57.14%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute myeloid leukaemia (5 people, 7.35%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 7.35%)
  3. Osteopenia (4 people, 5.88%)
  4. Prophylaxis (4 people, 5.88%)
  5. Pain (3 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (16 people, 23.53%)
  2. Aspirin (14 people, 20.59%)
  3. Percocet (13 people, 19.12%)
  4. Lisinopril (13 people, 19.12%)
  5. Protonix (13 people, 19.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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