Allergies

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Allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmles...
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Benadryl 65,597 Zyrtec 26,394 Claritin 23,275
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Benadryl
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Claritin
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Loratadine (Loratadine)
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3.5
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Allergies
Itching
Hives
Insomnia
Rash
Swelling
Anxiety*
Nausea
Cough
Headaches*
Vomiting
Withdrawal*
Not Sleeping*
Common Cold
Sneezing
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Allergies
Itching
Bone Pain*
Seasonal Allergies
Hives*
Sneezing
Congestion
Inflammation
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Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
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...
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Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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Top Concerns
Ben
Addiction
2
Tingling
1
Wheezing
1
Chicken Pox
1
Paranoia
1
Nightmares
1
Contractions
1
Joint Pain
1
Diabetes
1
Dry Mouth
1
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Cla
Drowsy
9
Sleepy
4
Depression
2
Joint Pain
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Ear Infection
2
Watery Eyes
2
Wheezing
2
Sedation
2
Weight Gain
1
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Cla
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Chicken Pox
Ben
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1
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Paranoia
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Cla
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Nightmares
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Cla
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Contractions
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Cla
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Diabetes
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Dry Mouth
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Sleepy
Cla
Ben
4
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Depression
Cla
Ben
2
0
Joint Pain
Cla
Ben
2
1
Itchy Eyes
Cla
Ben
2
0
Ear Infection
Cla
Ben
2
0
Watery Eyes
Cla
Ben
2
0
Wheezing
Cla
Ben
2
1
Sedation
Cla
Ben
2
0
Weight Gain
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Ben
1
0
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About Benadryl
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...
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About Claritin
Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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rick-i hated the benedryl-i switched to claritin and it did...
" ...hated the benedryl-i switched to claritin and it did the trick w/o the... "

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He's a tad sleepy the first day, but then fine. It works...
" ...tried Claritin. It works for my non ...and EXTREMELY hyper. We switched to dye free Benadryl. He's a tad sleepy the first day, but then fine. It works great ... "

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bought a box. Though they make me a bit sleepy it works...
" ...fine. I also take claritan when I need to, no problems there either. Benedryl is okay as well. I just bought a box. Though they make me a bit sleepy it works better then Claritan for me. I... "

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to clarityn from benedryl but i dunno that i's any better....
" ...sore eyes* have recently switched to clarityn from benedryl but i dunno that i's any better.... "

drugstore. I am allergic to benadryl, so I use that and...
" ...hives relief at the drugstore. I am allergic to benadryl,... "

to work well for my wife, but the Benadryl makes her very...
" ...and Benadryl are the only allergy meds that seem to work well for my wife, but the Benadryl makes her very drowsy. Claritin does ok, but t... "

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did nothing, benadryl helped but it made me so tired. The...
" ...were awful, clarityn did nothing, benadryl helped but it made me so tired. The pharmacist recommended calamine lotion which helped but I found it was... "

Claritin since benedryl wasn't doing much for the rash....
" ...the system though. We gave benedryl on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we were told to switch to Claritin since benedryl wasn't doing much for the rash.... "

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and benadryl religiously and i stopped having problems...
" ...first got Nubbins, I had some sinus problems. Not sure if it ...the hammy, but I took my claritin and benadryl religiously and i stopped having problems after three weeks. I... "

Benadryl does absolultly nothing for me. Sudafed doesn't...
" ...am a huge fan of Claratin. Benadryl does absolultly nothing for me. Sudafed doesn't even... "

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