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Can I take benadryl while suffering from atrial fibrillation ?

I have atrial fibrillation . I am 28 y/o female. Can I take benadryl for my allergies?
Asked On : Sun, 22 May 2011
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Diphenhydramine can cause potent elevation of heart rate as a result of parasympathetic stimulation.
So, I believe you would be better off with an alternative like a newer H2 blocker.
Discuss options with the doctor who knows in detail of your AF status and do not buy OTC drugs yourself.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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