Benadryl vs Nyquil

Benadryl
(OTC)
Nyquil
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Nyquil is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
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 + -
371,437 Discussions
59,764 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 Cough
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Flu
#4 for Fever
#5 for Allergy
#6 for Headaches
Nyquil is approved for Cough, Common Cold, Flu, Fever, Allergy and Headaches 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
Nyq
Addiction
7
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Vomiting
4
Grogginess
4
Nausea
4
Coma
2
Hallucinations
2
Itching
1
Paranoia
1
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Nyquil
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Dry Mouth
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Euphoria
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Candida
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Nyq
1
0
Addiction
Nyq
Ben
7
0
Drowsiness
Nyq
Ben
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nyq
Ben
5
0
Vomiting
Nyq
Ben
4
0
Grogginess
Nyq
Ben
4
0
Nausea
Nyq
Ben
4
0
Coma
Nyq
Ben
2
0
Hallucinations
Nyq
Ben
2
0
Itching
Nyq
Ben
1
0
Paranoia
Nyq
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.
C Category C
Before taking Nyquil 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 Nyquil 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
Liquid: 7.5-60-30-1000 mg/30 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Doxylamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Nyquil: 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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