Allegra vs Benadryl

Allegra
(Rx)
Benadryl
(OTC)
Allegra is a systemic antihistamine.
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.4
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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July 25, 1996
March 4, 1946
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
44,056 Discussions
371,323 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
Allegra is prescribed for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Rash
#6 for Swelling
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Nausea
#9 for Headaches
#10 for Cough
#11 for Vomiting
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sneezing
Benadryl is approved for Allergy, Itching, Hives, Rash, Insomnia and Swelling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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All
Depression
5
Weight Gain
3
Weight Loss
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Palpitations
2
Anorexia
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Addiction
1
Tachycardia
1
Ben
Dry Mouth
1
Euphoria
1
Delirium
1
Suicide
1
Blood Clots
1
Stretch Marks
1
Blurred Vision
1
Dry Eyes
1
Candida
1
Weird Dreams
1
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Allegra
All
Benadryl
Ben
Depression
All
Ben
5
0
Weight Gain
All
Ben
3
0
Weight Loss
All
Ben
2
0
Itchy Eyes
All
Ben
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
All
Ben
2
0
Palpitations
All
Ben
2
0
Anorexia
All
Ben
1
0
Nose Bleeds
All
Ben
1
0
Addiction
All
Ben
1
0
Tachycardia
All
Ben
1
0
Dry Mouth
Ben
All
1
0
Euphoria
Ben
All
1
0
Delirium
Ben
All
1
0
Suicide
Ben
All
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
All
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
All
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
All
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
All
1
0
Candida
Ben
All
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
All
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Allegra during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Benadryl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Allegra and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Benadryl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect. , Avoid drinking grapefruit, orange or apple juice with drug because fruit juices may alter absorption.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fexofenadine Hcl
Diphenhydramine Hcl, Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Allegra and Benadryl: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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