Benadryl vs Hydroxyzine

Benadryl
(OTC)
Hydroxyzine
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Hydroxyzine is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
August 24, 1979
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,682 Discussions
18,153 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 Anxiety
#2 for Itching
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Sedation
#6 for Nausea
#7 for Hives
#8 for Sedative
#9 for Eczema
#10 for Vomiting
#11 for GAD
Hydroxyzine is prescribed for Anxiety, Itching, Allergy, Insomnia and Sedation 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
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
3
Dry Mouth
3
Migraines
1
Nightmares
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Twitching
1
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3
Delirium
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Hyd
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Hyd
1
0
Blood Clots
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Hyd
1
0
Stretch Marks
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Hyd
1
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Blurred Vision
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1
0
Dry Eyes
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Hyd
1
0
Candida
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0
Weird Dreams
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1
0
Weight Gain
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3
0
Euphoria
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3
1
Dry Mouth
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3
1
Migraines
Hyd
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1
0
Nightmares
Hyd
Ben
1
0
Weight Loss
Hyd
Ben
1
0
Hallucinations
Hyd
Ben
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
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1
0
Low Blood Pressure
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1
0
Twitching
Hyd
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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 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
Hydroxyzine Hcl, Hydroxyzine Pamoate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Hydroxyzine: 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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