Benadryl vs Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Benadryl
(OTC)
Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.7
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
August 24, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,682 Discussions
1,494 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 Cough
#2 for Sneezing
#3 for Flu
#4 for Hives
#5 for Runny Nose
Our data suggest that Chlorpheniramine Maleate is taken for Cough, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is approved for Sneezing.
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
Chl
Seizures
9
Drowsiness
9
Bleeding
9
Unconscious
5
Vomiting
5
High Blood Pressure
4
Addiction
3
Depression
2
Euphoria
2
Brain Damage
2
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Dry Mouth
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Chl
1
0
Euphoria
Ben
Chl
1
2
Delirium
Ben
Chl
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Chl
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Chl
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Chl
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Chl
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Chl
1
0
Candida
Ben
Chl
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Chl
1
0
Seizures
Chl
Ben
9
0
Drowsiness
Chl
Ben
9
0
Bleeding
Chl
Ben
9
0
Unconscious
Chl
Ben
5
0
Vomiting
Chl
Ben
5
0
High Blood Pressure
Chl
Ben
4
0
Addiction
Chl
Ben
3
0
Depression
Chl
Ben
2
0
Euphoria
Chl
Ben
2
1
Brain Damage
Chl
Ben
2
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.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benadryl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Chlorpheniramine Maleate and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, 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
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Chlorpheniramine Maleate: 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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