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(Urticaria)
Urticaria (from the Latin urtica, nettle (whence It. ortica, Sp. ortiga, Pg. urtiga, Fr. ortie) urere, to burn...
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Common Hives treatments discussed around the web
Benadryl 21,636 Prednisone 5,929 Zyrtec 5,512
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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Allergies
Itching
Hives*
Seasonal Allergies
Rash
Eczema*
Congestion
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Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
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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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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...
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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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Drowsy
9
Sleepy
5
Wheezing
2
Depression
2
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal
2
Sedation
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Migraines
2
Watery Eyes
1
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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...
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About Zyrtec
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...
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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... "

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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... "

in body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked...
" ...instead of benadryl.... i broke out in body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked better/longer... doesn't make ...PS about it... my hives cleared up w/in ...cream i used Benadryl... "

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... "

doctor told me zyrtec keeps the hives away longer. Anyway,...
" ...did some research and I wasn't satisfied with the answers. Honestly, I don't feel any burning or itching unless I touch it. Take zyrtec. I was taking benadryl at first but the doctor told me zyrtec... "

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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 ... "

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