Benadryl vs Haldol

Benadryl
(OTC)
Haldol
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Haldol is a psychosis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Nausea
2.6
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
2.3
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
April 12, 1967
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,435 Discussions
22,091 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 Psychosis
#2 for Schizophrenia
#3 for Delirium
#4 for Nausea
Haldol is prescribed for Psychosis and Schizophrenia 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
Hal
Restlessness
10
Weight Gain
7
Hallucinations
6
Tiredness
3
Mania
3
Delusions
3
Insomnia
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Akathisia
3
Seizures
2
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Haldol
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Dry Mouth
Ben
Hal
1
0
Euphoria
Ben
Hal
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Hal
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Hal
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Hal
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Hal
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Hal
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Hal
1
0
Candida
Ben
Hal
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Hal
1
0
Restlessness
Hal
Ben
10
0
Weight Gain
Hal
Ben
7
0
Hallucinations
Hal
Ben
6
0
Tiredness
Hal
Ben
3
0
Mania
Hal
Ben
3
0
Delusions
Hal
Ben
3
0
Insomnia
Hal
Ben
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Hal
Ben
3
0
Akathisia
Hal
Ben
3
0
Seizures
Hal
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.
C Category C
Before taking Haldol 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 Haldol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Injection, 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: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Concentrate: 2 mg/mL
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Haloperidol Lactate, Haloperidol
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Haldol: 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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