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Allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmles...
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Benadryl 66,568 Zyrtec 26,750 Claritin 23,551
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Benadryl vs Zyrtec

Benadryl
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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Allergies
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Seasonal Allergies
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Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
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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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Joint Pain
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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
Migraines
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Watery Eyes
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About Benadryl
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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with Zyrtec and use Benedryl in the event of a reaction. HT...
" ...the same. My son has taken Zyrtec on a daily basis ...amount of time then we are in trouble. Benedryl is great too, but I wouldnt ...makes them very drowsy. We daily dose with Zyrtec and use Benedryl in... "

her anymore. \" My son is on zyrtec, claritin didnt work a...
" ...tested to see what is causing her wheezing and I need to ask about a different allergy med because benadryl isn't doing crap for her anymore. \" My son is on zyrtec, claritin didnt work as well.... "

suggestions. Benadryl didn't work well for me. I can say...
" Zyrtec was the answer to my ...don't have any suggestions. Benadryl didn't work well for me. I can say Benadryl worked pretty well for me ...the morning. Good luck! I was pretty miserable before Zyrtec... "

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put me on zyrtec but it wasn't helping much. My OB switched...
" I've been having allergies since about the beginning and I never used to have them in winter. Worst part for me was waking up with a headache every day. my PCP put me on zyrtec but it wasn't helping... "

o I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the n...
" zyrtec So I had a good ole plain allergy attack ...and all was good. but i thought i would try a zyrtec last night for giggles ...legs....icky...ended up taking a benadryl before work my feet looked like i... "

burns the **** out of my nose and then i tried Zyrtec which...
" ...allergies or an infection I have tried Benedryl, it works but doesn't last long, all while making me hella drowsy and burns the **** out of my nose and then i tried Zyrtec which works somewhat... "

generic Zyrtec for a while, since he had \"asthma-like\"...
" Jett used generic Zyrtec for a while, since ...Singulair and Claritin together. Honestly, Benadryl worked the best, but Zyrtec is our go-to for... "

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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 ...high pollen counts this year. Benadryl did... "

but the Zyrtec is better for her. The Walgreens generic...
" ...that seem to work well for my wife, but the Benadryl makes her very drowsy. ...does ok, but the Zyrtec is better for her. The Walgreens generic... "

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medication. He said it was faster and more effective...
" My son's pediatrician switched us from benadryl to zyrtec for first-line medication. He said it was faster and more effective. We've had no problems with it so far. I also take zyrtec... "

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