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Benadryl

OTC
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Zyrtec

OTC
/ 55,309 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 279,456 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 55,309 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
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 + Itching

1,496 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
gave me better relief. I find that Zyrtec helps me with...
...as much. In fact, Benadryl (OTC) gave me better relief. I find that Zyrtec helps me with the itchi...
Clarinex, and Zyrtec have fewer side effects, so they...
...antihistamines, including Benadryl, tend to cause more side effects, particularly drowsiness. Newer-generation antihistamines such as Allegra, Clarinex, and Zyrtec have fewer side effects, so th...
great! Benadryl did nothing but make him sleepy. Also, I...
...been on Zyrtec for about a month and he's stopped itching and scratching! Now his hair just needs to grow back in and he'll look great! Benadryl did nothing but make him sleepy. Also, I quit...
Zyrtec every day for over 4 years. It worked great for...
...took Zyrtec every day for over 4 years. It worked great for my ...After two weeks I broke down used Benadryl for a couple of days, and that helped. It's been a ...I still get an itchy spell....
didn't really help and once I was off the migraine med....
...itched so bad I scratched til I bled. dr. at the time said take benadryl. Last year I began itching all over but my head was the worst. I'd wake up scratching and my head itching and feeling like i...
itchiness. DH does OK with one Zyrtec in the morning....
...the morning and Benadryl at night. It's worked OK for several ...congestion, and itchiness. DH does OK with one Zyrtec in the mor...
behavioral changes. We prefer to use benedryl at night when...
My LO was on zyrtec for a couple months, and while it helped with itching, it caused ...any behavioral changes. We prefer to use benedryl at night ...
Benadryl. Zyrtec is really good and so is clarentyne....
...anti histamines out there than Benadryl. Zyrtec is really good and so is clarentyne. The next day I stopped, all itching went away but now I'm sick...
instead of taking it, I took benadryl at nite when going to...
...of taking it, I took benadryl at nite when going to sleep for the nite, for a few days in a row, and then stopped that. Then after that I had...
zyrtec, and wine. Had an awesome food coma though...
...my pajamas. I had an allergy attack though from almonds. I'm loaded on benadryl, zyrtec, and wine. Had an awesome food coma though Ugh my...
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