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Benadryl

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Zyrtec

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 275,799 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 54,056 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 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
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Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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Seroquel for antiphycotic and Sleep
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What patients are saying about Benadryl vs. Zyrtec

8,553 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
mine. I am going to try Benedryl instead of Zyrtec and see...
...this not too long ago...oops.  Didn't see that before I started mine. I am going to try Benedryl instead of Zyrtec and see if that helps.  I may also expand the use of the...
on benedryl until they switched him to Zyrtec.....I hope he...
...was on benedryl until they switched him to Zyrtec.....I hope he...
I stopped zyrtec, but had to use benedryl to keep hives...
...for a week, or at least try to. I stopped zyrtec, but had to use benedryl to keep hives at bay. The different times does make a lot of...
for her allergies but I had to change her to benadryl...
...25mg after allergy season, what about Zyrtec, does it cause cravings? Sandra funny thing is that the vet gives my dog hydroxizine for her allergies but I had to change her to benadryl because...
Benadryl does nothing, so we're going to try Zyrtec or...
...got a stronger prescription for flare-ups that don't respond to his current prescription, and are doing anti-histimines. Benadryl does nothing, so we're going to try Zyrtec or Claritin...
So zyrtec GIVES you hives?? I have been taking zyrtec for 4...
...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 ...and can skip the zyrtec for a few d...
Benadryl has never made me drowsy...and I was taking...
...never made me drowsy...and I was taking Benadryl-D daily before the doctor told me to switch to Zyrtec. Quote: ...took the Zyrtec in the morning as per usual (no, neither one makes me drows...
wasn't doing the trick for me either so I switched to Zyrtec...
...either so I switched to Zyrtec.  It is helping a little more, but honestly I still throw up drainage at least a little most...
if I could switch to zyrtec instead of benedryl because I...
...benedryl and tylenol at first. I asked my doctor if I could switch to zyrtec instead of benedryl because I couldn't drive home after benedryl. I did zyrtec...
far. I also take zyrtec for environmental allergies and I...
...son's pediatrician switched us from benadryl to zyrtec for first-line medication. He ...far. I also take zyrtec for environmental allergies and I love ...make me groggy as ben...
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