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Benadryl

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Zyrtec

OTC
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 293,683 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 57,786 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 Margaret
December 16, 2014
Margaret wrote
Benadryl and tachycardia
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By Zyrtec Patient
November 13, 2014
Zyrtec Patient wrote
UTI
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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 + Itching

1,569 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Benadryl helped me sleep. A double dose of zyrtec each day...
Benadryl helped me sleep. A double dose of zyrtec each day helped control the itching. I eventually needed both oral and topical steroids to get mine under control...
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...
me Zyrtec (sp?) for itching and that helped also, but I...
...on my body. Benedryl helps relieve the itching and the hives reduce however once the medicine wears off HELLO HIVES!. My doctor also gave me Zyrtec (sp?) for itching and that helped also,...
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....
worked. Put me to sleep like Benadryl but worked. |Dee in...
...I did have the severe itches, remember Maureen ...Bob , I made several trips to prompts care and the primary doc perscribed Zyrtec and it worked. Put me to sleep like Benadryl but worked. |...
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...
much for me lately since I�ve been taking them for so long,...
...I wake up with allergies. oh joy. So I take a Benadryl That doesn�t work so I ...lost sample of Zyrtec �which are not doing much for me lately since I�ve been taking them for so long, but I fig...
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...
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...
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