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Benadryl

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Zzzquil

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Other Names: Benadryl   Unisom   Diphenhydramine HCl
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 301,204 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 1,367 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
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By Peyton M
February 20, 2015
Peyton M wrote
Hallucinations
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By deb
January 27, 2015
deb wrote
benadryl
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By Margaret
December 16, 2014
Margaret wrote
Benadryl and tachycardia
Try Red Clover - Walmart
Corrie  |  January 5, 2015
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By Aleks
October 14, 2014
Aleks wrote
I had restlessness and waking up every few hours
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By nurseknowledge
August 19, 2014
nurseknowledge wrote
Why Melatonin Isn't The Right Choice
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Do not give people medical advice! Look up the effects of diphenhydramine and other sympathomymetics often found in cold preparations and OTC sleep aids on acetylcholine. You should not practice outside your scope of practice as a nurse. Present evidence based practice and let people decide for themselves.
Nurse 1987  |  February 7, 2015
Please don't try to sound like an authority when your experience is thin. You probably did not study melatonin supplementation in nursing school. Study neuro-transmitters before you make blanket statements that OTC products are safer. Try suggesting people speak to their Naturopathic Physician and have a sleep evaluation prior to taking, if you want to suggest safely. "Reports" is anecdotal and out of context. If someone is depressed is very different than someone who just needs more sleep.
Andie  |  January 28, 2015
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By Lavinia
July 16, 2014
Lavinia wrote
Zzzquill withdrawl
I've been using zzzquil every night for about a year too and this is my second night being off it for the first time and I'm having horrible restless legs. I didn't think I could withdrawal off it so that's y I ended up on this page to find out if I could. After reading these posts I'm convinced that I really am having withdrawls from it.
Kelly  |  January 26, 2015
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By Jenn K
June 22, 2014
Jenn K wrote
Benadryl Rage - WHO KNEW !?
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By Courtney M
September 19, 2013
Courtney M wrote
Issues
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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 vs. Zzzquil

255 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
so I tried ZZZQuil worked a lot better! I also found...
...get a few hours... I tried melatonin did ok but it seem to stop working, so I tried ZZZQuil worked a lot better! I also found that benadryl has the same ingredients and...
than an hour, benadryl works too but it gives me baaaad...
...without making myself crash have you tried nyquil/zzzquil? I usually take 4 nyquil and 2 melatonin and ...in less than an hour, benadryl works too but it gives me baaaad...
two. I used zzzquil several times. It helped a lot the...
...used solely for sleeping called zzzquil. It is mostly just ...in a larger dose than Benadryl. You might want to ...dosage between the two. I used zzzquil several times. It helped a lot the...
now. I used to take Zzzquil, but I was still taking too...
...the night. Didn't work!! I still get insomia from my antidepressant. I take one Benadryl each night now. I used to take Zzzquil, but I was still taking too much. Diphenhydramine is in both, just ...
allergies. I'm still alive and no unexpected side effects...
...not. I've been using Benadryl or the generic version for nearly 50 years now for my allergies. I'm still alive and no unexpected side effects. It's hardly ...the dose in ZzzQuil, to be suffic...
allergies. I'm still alive and no unexpected side effects...
...gel-caps a good idea? I don't see why not. I've been using Benadryl or the generic version for nearly 50 years now for my allergies. I'm still alive and no unexpected side effects. It's hardly...
so much in the past that it causes bad adverse reactions...
...took Benadryl so much in the past that it causes bad adverse reactions ...it gives me horrible migraines.    Just be warned, because I believe Diphenhydramine is the main thing in Zzzquil. Y...
addicted, but then took the zzzquil for a while and then...
...diphenhydramine. I actually have taken Benadryl a bunch too to ...I used to take nyquil to sleep and got addicted, but then took the zzzquil for a while and then went to benadryl. I'm not sure...
Have you tried benadryl or zzzquil? I had lots of problems...
Have you tried benadryl or zzzquil? I had lots of problems sleeping for a while and they have helped me...
effects? if possible, would like to stop taking zzzquil or...
50mg of benadryl for 7 days and 30mg of zzzquil for 4 days now. (3 ...side effects? if possible, would like to stop taking zzzquil or b...
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