Allergies

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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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Common Allergies treatments discussed around the web
Benadryl 64,428 Zyrtec 25,891 Claritin 22,824
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Benadryl
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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316,078
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Allergies
Itching
Hives
Insomnia
Rash
Swelling
Anxiety*
Nausea
Cough
Headaches*
Vomiting
Withdrawal*
Not Sleeping*
Common Cold
Sneezing
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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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Top Concerns
Ben
Addiction
2
Sinus Infections
1
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Wheezing
1
Chicken Pox
1
Paranoia
1
Nightmares
1
Contractions
1
Joint Pain
1
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Zyr
Drowsy
9
Sleepy
5
Sinus Infections
5
Wheezing
2
Depression
2
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal
2
Sedation
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Migraines
2
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Zyr
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Tingling
Ben
Zyr
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Wheezing
Ben
Zyr
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Chicken Pox
Ben
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Paranoia
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Nightmares
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Zyr
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Contractions
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Drowsy
Zyr
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9
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Sleepy
Zyr
Ben
5
0
Sinus Infections
Zyr
Ben
5
1
Wheezing
Zyr
Ben
2
1
Depression
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Withdrawal
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Sedation
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Itchy Eyes
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Migraines
Zyr
Ben
2
0
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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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dose with Zyrtec and use Benedryl in the event of a reaction...
" ...same. My son has taken Zyrtec on a daily ...of time then we are in trouble. Benedryl is great too, but I ...them very drowsy. We daily dose with Zyrtec and use Benedryl in the event of a ... "

her anymore. \" My son is on zyrtec, claritin didnt work...
" ...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. But the zyrtec helps... "

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

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

and burns the **** out of my nose and then i tried Zyrtec...
" ...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\"...
" ...generic Zyrtec for a ...and Claritin together. Honestly, Benadryl worked the best, but Zyrtec is our go-to for Onyxx since Benadryl alleged... "

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

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. ...ok, but the Zyrtec is better for her. The Walgreens gene... "

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medication. He said it was faster and more effective...
" ...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 for... "

helps. On bad days he gets benadryll at night and zyrtec...
" ...he has been on zyrtec for 1 year now. (well generic) and that helps. On bad days he gets benadryll at night and zyrtec in the am.... "

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