Atarax vs Benadryl

Atarax
(Rx)
Benadryl
(OTC)
Atarax is an anxiety medication.
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
3.1
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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April 12, 1956
March 4, 1946
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
17,722 Discussions
371,591 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Hives
#5 for Eczema
#6 for Sedation
#7 for Sedative
Atarax is prescribed for Itching, Anxiety, Allergy and Hives 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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Ata
Weight Gain
4
Dry Mouth
2
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Urinary Retention
1
Psychosis
1
Heart Pounding
1
Fungal Infection
1
Bladder Spasms
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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Weight Gain
Ata
Ben
4
0
Dry Mouth
Ata
Ben
2
1
Weight Loss
Ata
Ben
1
0
Nightmares
Ata
Ben
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Ata
Ben
1
0
Urinary Retention
Ata
Ben
1
0
Psychosis
Ata
Ben
1
0
Heart Pounding
Ata
Ben
1
0
Fungal Infection
Ata
Ben
1
0
Bladder Spasms
Ata
Ben
1
0
Dry Mouth
Ben
Ata
1
2
Euphoria
Ben
Ata
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Ata
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Ata
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Ata
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Ata
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Ata
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Ata
1
0
Candida
Ben
Ata
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Ata
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Benadryl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Atarax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Benadryl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg
Cream: 1%, 1%-0.1%
Liquid: 6.25 mg/5 mL, 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 10 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Elixir: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Syringe: 50 mg/mL
Tablet: 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Hydroxyzine Hcl
Diphenhydramine Hcl, Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Atarax 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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