Benadryl vs Loratadine

Benadryl
(OTC)
Loratadine
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Loratadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
January 21, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,610 Discussions
11,482 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
#4 for Hives
#5 for Sneezing
#6 for Congestion
#7 for Bone Pain
Loratadine is approved for Allergy, Itching and Seasonal Allergies and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Lor
Depression
5
Fungal Infection
5
Dry Mouth
4
Watery Eyes
4
Folliculitis
3
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Weight Loss
2
Addiction
2
Hair Loss
2
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Benadryl
Ben
Loratadine
Lor
Dry Mouth
Ben
Lor
1
4
Euphoria
Ben
Lor
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Lor
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Lor
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Lor
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Lor
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Lor
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Lor
1
0
Candida
Ben
Lor
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Lor
1
0
Depression
Lor
Ben
5
0
Fungal Infection
Lor
Ben
5
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Ben
4
1
Watery Eyes
Lor
Ben
4
0
Folliculitis
Lor
Ben
3
0
Weight Gain
Lor
Ben
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lor
Ben
2
0
Weight Loss
Lor
Ben
2
0
Addiction
Lor
Ben
2
0
Hair Loss
Lor
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.
B Category B
Before taking Loratadine 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 Loratadine 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
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 10 mg (Rapid)
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
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 Loratadine: 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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