Benadryl vs Robitussin DM

Benadryl
(OTC)
Robitussin DM
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Robitussin DM is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.7
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.0
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,664 Discussions
3,456 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 Congestion
#4 for Flu
#5 for Allergy
Robitussin DM is approved for Cough and Common Cold 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
Rob
Vomiting
8
Nausea
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Drowsiness
2
Hallucinations
2
Blackouts
2
Gagging
2
Stomach Issues
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Wheezing
1
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Dry Mouth
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Euphoria
Ben
Rob
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Rob
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Rob
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Rob
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Rob
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Rob
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Rob
1
0
Candida
Ben
Rob
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Rob
1
0
Vomiting
Rob
Ben
8
0
Nausea
Rob
Ben
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rob
Ben
2
0
Drowsiness
Rob
Ben
2
0
Hallucinations
Rob
Ben
2
0
Blackouts
Rob
Ben
2
0
Gagging
Rob
Ben
2
0
Stomach Issues
Rob
Ben
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Rob
Ben
2
0
Wheezing
Rob
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 Robitussin DM 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 Robitussin DM and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Syrup
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
Syrup: 10-100 mg/5 mL, 15-100 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
Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Robitussin DM: 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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