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Benadryl

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Zyrtec

OTC
/ 55,386 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 281,046 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 55,386 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 NYmom
April 4, 2014
NYmom wrote
Zyrtec is the BEST
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By Pam
March 31, 2014
Pam wrote
zyrtec
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By Gretchen
February 9, 2014
Gretchen wrote
Zyrtec is a horrible drug!!!!!!!!!!!
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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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 + Zyrtec + Hives

1,285 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
but for me zyrtec was the best, caused the least drowsiness...
...have seemed to have gotten better but still come out. I went through benadryl, clariton and zyrtec. All worked but for me zyrtec was the best, caused the least drowsiness and got rid of the...
So I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the...
...out kinda thing. anyways i took my bendaryl and all was good. but i thought i would try a zyrtec last night for giggles since i hadn't taken one in ages. yeah can't take those anymore. i still...
my hives over Benedryl. It works better. Maybe you can...
...Just FYI, I prefer Zyrtec for my hives over Benedryl. It works better. Maybe...
The Zyrtec makes me feel very calm and a little drowsy, but...
...hives, 5 months, straight days I just took it today for the first time. I am taking it to stop my hives and it is working very ...The Zyrtec makes me feel very calm and a little drowsy, but...
back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a...
...hives started Christmas day. Benadryl helped but hives still keep coming back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a ...doctor. My hives went away with 30...
the site, I do very well and can skip the zyrtec for a few...
...GIVES you hives?? I have been taking zyrtec for 4 years to keep my hives controlled. Maybe I should just switch to good old benadryl at night I ...the site, I do very well and can skip the zyrte...
counts this year. Benadryl did nothing, we had to use...
...pic? Stephen had awful hives in the ...counts this year. Benadryl did nothing, we had to use Zyrte...
i was on zyrtec previously-it worked well until i broke out...
i was on zyrtec previously-it worked well until i broke out ...for it and i've been taking benadryl ever since. it's the only thing that works if i take around the clock BEFORE the hives come. but ...
last night ened up taking Benadryl still have them this am....
...have had an outbreak of hives the last 2 days. Zyrtec helped the first day ...night ened up taking Benadryl still hav...
and not allergic to anything. Zyrtec was the wonder...
...suffer from hives too....actually stress related and not allergic to anything. Zyrtec was the wonder drug for me....a...
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