Benadryl vs Hydroxyzine HCl

Benadryl
(OTC)
Hydroxyzine HCl
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Hydroxyzine HCl is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,571 Discussions
895 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 Anxiety
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Nausea
#5 for Hives
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Sedation
#8 for Sedative
Hydroxyzine HCl is prescribed for Itching, Anxiety and Allergy 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
Hyd
Depression
8
Dry Mouth
3
Hemolysis
3
Migraines
2
Diabetes
2
Hallucinations
2
Weight Gain
1
Hair Loss
1
Weight Loss
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Hyd
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3
Euphoria
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Candida
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Depression
Hyd
Ben
8
0
Dry Mouth
Hyd
Ben
3
1
Hemolysis
Hyd
Ben
3
0
Migraines
Hyd
Ben
2
0
Diabetes
Hyd
Ben
2
0
Hallucinations
Hyd
Ben
2
0
Weight Gain
Hyd
Ben
1
0
Hair Loss
Hyd
Ben
1
0
Weight Loss
Hyd
Ben
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
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.
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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 Hydroxyzine HCl 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
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL, 10 mg/5 mL (5 mL), 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL (1 mL)
Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Syringe: 25 mg/mL, 50 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
Hydroxyzine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Hydroxyzine HCl: 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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