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Benadryl

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Zyrtec

OTC
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 293,290 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 57,744 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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Intense sleepiness and nosebleeds
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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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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...
does not tolerate Zyrtec well--it makes her emotional--and...
...does not tolerate Zyrtec well--it ...half-doses of Benadryl; it takes care of the allergies to some degree and doesn't make them too sleepy. Most importantly, no scary side effects.   I...
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...
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...
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...
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