Benadryl vs Remeron

Benadryl
(OTC)
Remeron
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Remeron is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.8
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.4
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
June 14, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,437 Discussions
79,796 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 Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Insomnia
#6 for IBS
Remeron is prescribed for Depression and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, 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
Rem
Weight Gain
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
2
Increased Appetite
1
Dizziness
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Nightmares
1
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Remeron
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Dry Mouth
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Rem
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Euphoria
Ben
Rem
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Rem
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Rem
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Rem
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Rem
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Rem
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Rem
1
0
Candida
Ben
Rem
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Rem
1
0
Weight Gain
Rem
Ben
10
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rem
Ben
5
0
Drowsiness
Rem
Ben
2
0
Nausea
Rem
Ben
2
0
Increased Appetite
Rem
Ben
1
0
Dizziness
Rem
Ben
1
0
Grogginess
Rem
Ben
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Rem
Ben
1
0
Tinnitus
Rem
Ben
1
0
Nightmares
Rem
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 Remeron 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 Remeron 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: 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Mirtazapine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Remeron: 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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