Benadryl vs Librium

Benadryl
(OTC)
Librium
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Librium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
3.5
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
3.4
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
February 24, 1960
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,566 Discussions
13,254 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
Our data suggest that some patients take Librium for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is prescribed for Anxiety.
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
Lib
Weakness
7
Weight Gain
3
Exhaustion
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Weight Loss
2
Migraines
2
Impotence
2
Personality Disorder
1
Nightmares
1
Diabetes
1
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Dry Mouth
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Lib
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Euphoria
Ben
Lib
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Lib
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Lib
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Lib
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Lib
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Lib
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Lib
1
0
Candida
Ben
Lib
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Lib
1
0
Weakness
Lib
Ben
7
0
Weight Gain
Lib
Ben
3
0
Exhaustion
Lib
Ben
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lib
Ben
2
0
Weight Loss
Lib
Ben
2
0
Migraines
Lib
Ben
2
0
Impotence
Lib
Ben
2
0
Personality Disorder
Lib
Ben
1
0
Nightmares
Lib
Ben
1
0
Diabetes
Lib
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.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
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
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg
Solution: , 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Chlordiazepoxide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Librium: 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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