Benadryl vs Caladryl

Benadryl
(OTC)
Caladryl
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Caladryl is a skin medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Itching
4.2
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,553 Discussions
2,032 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 Itching
#2 for Rash
Caladryl is approved for Itching and Rash 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
Cal
Stretch Marks
4
Weeping
2
Nausea
1
Vomiting
1
Freckles
1
Diabetes
1
Injection Site Reactions
1
Sore Eyes
1
Dizziness
1
Feeling Hyper
1
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Benadryl
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Caladryl
Cal
Dry Mouth
Ben
Cal
1
0
Euphoria
Ben
Cal
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Cal
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Cal
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Cal
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Cal
1
4
Blurred Vision
Ben
Cal
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Cal
1
0
Candida
Ben
Cal
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Cal
1
0
Stretch Marks
Cal
Ben
4
1
Weeping
Cal
Ben
2
0
Nausea
Cal
Ben
1
0
Vomiting
Cal
Ben
1
0
Freckles
Cal
Ben
1
0
Diabetes
Cal
Ben
1
0
Injection Site Reactions
Cal
Ben
1
0
Sore Eyes
Cal
Ben
1
0
Dizziness
Cal
Ben
1
0
Feeling Hyper
Cal
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.
C Category C
Before taking Caladryl 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 Caladryl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Ointment
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
Lotion: 1%-8%, 8%-1%
Cream: 1%-8%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Pramoxine Hcl/Camphor/Calamine, Pramoxine Hcl/Calamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Caladryl: 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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