Benadryl vs Claritin

Benadryl
(OTC)
Claritin
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Claritin is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
April 12, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,591 Discussions
76,404 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 Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Bone Pain
#4 for Hives
#6 for Sneezing
#7 for Congestion
Claritin is approved for Allergy and Itching 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
Cla
Weight Gain
3
Fungal Infection
2
Weight Loss
2
Palpitations
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Dry Mouth
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
1
Folliculitis
1
Dry Eyes
1
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Dry Mouth
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Euphoria
Ben
Cla
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Cla
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Cla
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Cla
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Cla
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Cla
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Cla
1
1
Candida
Ben
Cla
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Cla
1
0
Weight Gain
Cla
Ben
3
0
Fungal Infection
Cla
Ben
2
0
Weight Loss
Cla
Ben
2
0
Palpitations
Cla
Ben
2
0
Nose Bleeds
Cla
Ben
2
0
Dry Mouth
Cla
Ben
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Ben
2
0
Addiction
Cla
Ben
1
0
Folliculitis
Cla
Ben
1
0
Dry Eyes
Cla
Ben
1
1
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 Claritin 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 Claritin 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
Solution: 10 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Loratadine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Claritin: 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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