Benadryl vs Buspar

Benadryl
(OTC)
Buspar
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Buspar is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.8
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
September 29, 1986
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,591 Discussions
57,164 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for GAD
#5 for Panic
#8 for IBS
Buspar is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Dizziness
6
Weight Gain
6
Nausea
4
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Mania
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
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Euphoria
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0
Delirium
Ben
Bus
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Bus
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Bus
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Bus
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Bus
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Bus
1
0
Candida
Ben
Bus
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Bus
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Ben
8
0
Dizziness
Bus
Ben
6
0
Weight Gain
Bus
Ben
6
0
Nausea
Bus
Ben
4
0
Drowsiness
Bus
Ben
2
0
Numbness
Bus
Ben
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Bus
Ben
1
0
Mania
Bus
Ben
1
0
Paranoia
Bus
Ben
1
0
Head Zaps
Bus
Ben
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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B Category B
Before taking Benadryl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Buspar 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 Benadryl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Buspar and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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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
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Buspirone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Buspar: 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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