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Benadryl

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/ 279,739 posts

Hydroxyzine

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/ 12,007 posts
Other Names: Atarax   Vistaril   Hydroxyzine HCl
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 279,739 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 12,007 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
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
Hydroxyzine ( sold as Vistaril, Atarax) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine classes. It was first synthesized by Union Chimique Belge in 1956 and was marketed by Pfizer in the United States later the sam... 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 Rebecca
June 1, 2014
Rebecca wrote
Hydroxyzine Weight Gain/Bloat/Constipation. Gah!
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By Dar
March 21, 2014
Dar wrote
Hydroxyzine
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By Eleanor
January 29, 2014
Eleanor wrote
hydroxyzine was precribed for me for itching (eczema) nwo doc is taking me off it
Also, was prescribed for eczema. Not worth the side effects
Amanda  |  July 28, 2014
Have you tried switching out your soaps? My sister bought me "Sappo Soap" it's oatmeal and aloe vera, very mild and lasts long. Also some witch hazel on the areas where the itch is. I've had too many side effects with Hydroxyzine and decided to change up as much as I could- like ALL no allergen detergent for clothes, the oatmeal soap, etc. (Or Basis soap if you can't find Sappo) it's helped a lot for me. Hope it works for you - and make sure you don't have an allergy to Propylene Glycol. I swi
Rebecca  |  June 1, 2014
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By Mahya Tayyar
September 24, 2013
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Ritalin and Atarax
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By Seroquel needed or did I whip this condition
August 20, 2013
Seroquel needed or did I whip this condition wrote
Seroquel for antiphycotic and Sleep
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What patients are saying about Benadryl vs. Hydroxyzine

1,041 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for me. I started with Benadryl, which helped, but the...
...huge benefit for me. I started with Benadryl, which helped, but the Hydroxyzine worked better. It helped with frequency and...
August 2011, and nothing has changed except peeing more...
...I did switch from hydroxyzine to Benadryl, but I haven't noticed a different. I have been in remission since August 2011, and nothing has changed except peeing more. Which I...
back to using Benodryl. While it helps, I have had more...
...except for my Hydroxyzine and my Ketaconzole. The Hydroxyzine really helped me, and ...back to using Benodryl. While it helps, I have had more desired results with Hydroxyzine than Benodryl. ...
to benadryl because it's so much cheaper. It works just as...
...used hydroxyzine before and switched to benadryl because it's so much cheaper. It works just as well at 100mg at night of Benadryl. Hydroxyzine works on Mast ...found that the benadryl works j...
years ago, but Benadryl did help me. Later I switched to...
...hydro several years ago, but Benadryl did help me. Later I switched to the hydroxyzine which I think helped...
I used OTC Benadryl and it seemed to work for me....
...tried any antihistamines? Hydroxyzine is a common ...an antihistamine. Before I tried the hydroxyzine I used OTC Benadryl and it seemed to work for me. Others here have used Claritin. Chamom...
dose of benadryl and it is a great sleeping pill i...
...and goes. i strongly recommend the doc perscribe Hydroxyzine i get them ...dose of benadryl and it is a great sleeping p...
Benadryl tablets at first but this stuff worked much better
...an rx for Hydroxyzine and it helps tremendously. It also works really well to ...meds as Zyrtec. I tried Benadryl tablets at first but this stuff wo...
as well as Benadryl, with no side effects I could discern....
...drugs with and without side effects, a couple years ago my GP prescribed me something called hydroxyzine. It was amazing. Worked almost as well as Benadryl, with no side effects I could discern....
\ Benadryl as a sedative. It works for me...not so...
...\ Benadryl as a sedative. It works for me...not so ...2 chlorphineramine and 3 hydroxyzine and it does absolutely nothing as far as sedating him. We used to give him 2-3 benadryl and that al...
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