Benadryl vs Vistaril

Benadryl
(OTC)
Vistaril
(Rx)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Vistaril is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.8
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
September 18, 1957
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,428 Discussions
12,457 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 Anxiety
#2 for Insomnia
#3 for Nausea
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Itching
#6 for Sedation
#7 for Sedative
#8 for Vomiting
#9 for GAD
#10 for Hives
Vistaril is prescribed for Anxiety and Insomnia 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
Vis
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Euphoria
1
Diabetes
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
difficulty concentrating
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Bladder Spasms
1
Attempted Suicide
1
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Vistaril
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Dry Mouth
Ben
Vis
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0
Euphoria
Ben
Vis
1
1
Delirium
Ben
Vis
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Vis
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Vis
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Vis
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Vis
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Vis
1
0
Candida
Ben
Vis
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Vis
1
0
Weight Gain
Vis
Ben
2
0
Weight Loss
Vis
Ben
1
0
Euphoria
Vis
Ben
1
1
Diabetes
Vis
Ben
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Vis
Ben
1
0
difficulty concentrating
Vis
Ben
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Vis
Ben
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Vis
Ben
1
0
Bladder Spasms
Vis
Ben
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Vis
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.
There may be a negative interaction between Vistaril and alcohol.
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: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Solution: 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Suspension: 25 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
Hydroxyzine Pamoate, Hydroxyzine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Vistaril: 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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