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Urticaria (from the Latin urtica, nettle (whence It. ortica, Sp. ortiga, Pg. urtiga, Fr. ortie) urere, to burn...
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Benadryl 22,047 Prednisone 6,051 Zyrtec 5,634
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Benadryl vs Zyrtec for Hives

Benadryl
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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Allergies
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Allergies
Itching
Hives*
Seasonal Allergies
Rash
Eczema*
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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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
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Tingling
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Wheezing
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Chicken Pox
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Paranoia
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Nightmares
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Diabetes
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Contractions
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Dry Mouth
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Drowsy
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Sleepy
5
Wheezing
2
Depression
2
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal
2
Sedation
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Migraines
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Watery Eyes
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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...
" ...first initial attack. The hives 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... "

o I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the n...
" zyrtec So I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the non-stop sneezing cause the pollen is out kinda thing. anyways i took my bendaryl and all was good. but i thought i would try a... "

hives over Benedryl. It works better. Maybe you can as...
" ...be anything. Just FYI, I prefer Zyrtec for my hives over Benedryl. It works... "

Zyrtec makes me feel very calm and a little drowsy, but also...
" Zyrtec Angioedema, benadryl, 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 well. I have ...working only so-so. The... "

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back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a...
" My daily hives started Christmas day. Benadryl helped but hives still keep coming back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a day as... "

got severe hives after coming off a month of daily Zyrtec (...
" ...presence of an allergen. I get stress hives, Benadryl works for me. Benadryl also ...dermographism, and last year when I got severe hives after coming off a month of daily Zyrtec (never again, never... "

body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked be...
" ...Zyrtec instead of benadryl.... i broke out in body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked better/longer... doesn't make you ...hives....ask PS about it... my hives cleared up w/in 10days...... "

site, I do very well and can skip the zyrtec for a few day...
" ...zyrtec 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 just ...foods on the site, I do very well and can... "

ctor told me zyrtec keeps the hives away longer. Anyway, go...
" ...my mom said I have hives. Had no idea what that was. Of course I 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... "

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counts this year. Benadryl did nothing, we had to use...
" ...post a pic? Stephen had awful hives in the spring from ...pollen counts this year. Benadryl did nothing, we... "

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