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Benadryl

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Cetirizine

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Other Names: Zyrtec   Reactine   Piriteze
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 289,568 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 5,595 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl... Read more on Wikipedia
Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jenn K
June 22, 2014
Jenn K wrote
Benadryl Rage - WHO KNEW !?
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By Tord
May 2, 2014
Tord wrote
Zyrtec is way better that the low price shit cetrizine
Lots of times with many not all but many of the generic brands don't use as much of the active ingredient to save $$$$ for the drug companies. This mainly happens with prescription drugs and not OTC meds. That's probably y the generic does not work as well for u.
Ur friendly neighborhood pharmacist  |  August 21, 2014
Zyrtec is just a brand name. Cetirizine HCL is the chemical name. They are one and the same. Just like Advil is the brand name for Ibuprofen.
Moron  |  June 1, 2014
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By Seroquel needed or did I whip this condition
August 20, 2013
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Seroquel for antiphycotic and Sleep
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What patients are saying about Benadryl vs. Cetirizine

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I find Benadryl the best OTC antihistamine, but have...
...me out, and didn't find Loratidine that effective. I find Benadryl the best OTC antihistamine, but have also been prescribed...
me my tachycardia was caused by benadryl which I'd been...
...me my tachycardia was caused by benadryl which I'd ...suppliers/ingredients/strengths? I take cetirizine every day- supermarket own brand, costs ?3 a month. The only thing that works and does...
the one that starts working in 15 mins!? it actually worked...
...me Cetirizine Hydrochloride..should i go and see him again? Ugh, i hate this go ...the benadryl 8 hr one - the one that starts working in 15 mins!? it actually work...
we have been using benadryl (cetirizine ). it works really...
...but it ended up with her getting really sleepy on it so we have been using benadryl (cetirizine ). it works really well for her. when i picked it up in boots yesterday, though, they told me that...
holiday last year I used Benedryl - which was fab. Benedryl...
I have tried Cetirizine, and that has never worked ...holiday last year I used Benedryl - which was fab. Benedryl does work, but is rather...
said this was safe to take too. The Benedryl does help...
...took a Benedryl and it didn't help with this itch. It's not a ...the active ingredient is cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg. My doctor said this was safe to take too. The Benedryl does help with the...
is for allergic reactions and gives me a heart reaction......
Benadryl is for allergic reactions and gives me a heart reaction... I'm on Cetirizine, one of the 24 hour lasting antihistamines. I can touch my head to my chest but I'm still very anxious.  I'm...
thing happens if i take 2 benadryl. I'm thinking at this...
...about 10mg cetirizine is that i'll get closed eyed hallucinations where i ...happens if i take 2 benadryl. I'm thinking at this point because the cetirizine used to work and i've been using i...
thing happens if i take 2 benadryl. I'm thinking at this...
...about 10mg cetirizine is that i'll get closed eyed hallucinations where i ...happens if i take 2 benadryl. I'm thinking at this point because the cetirizine used to work and i've been using i...
safe to use Benadryl (cetirizine hydrochloride) every day,...
...good idea to use piriton on a regular ...it was safe to use Benadryl (cetirizine hydrochloride) every day, and it's ...information helpful as I give my 2-year-old DS cetirizine every day, and...
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