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Urticaria (from the Latin urtica, nettle (whence It. ortica, Sp. ortiga, Pg. urtiga, Fr. ortie) urere, to burn...
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Benadryl 25,280
Prednisone 6,904
Zyrtec 6,495
Last Update February 10, 2016
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Benadryl vs Zyrtec for Hives

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Other name: Unisom Unisom
Other name: Cetirizine Cetirizine
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Hives
2.4
Concern level
2.9
Helpfulness
for Hives
2.6
Concern level
2.8
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Allergies
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Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria...
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Addiction
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Tingling
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Wheezing
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Chicken Pox
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Paranoia
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Diabetes
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Nightmares
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Joint Pain
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Dry Mouth
1
Contractions
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Drowsy
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Wheezing
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Depression
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Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal
2
Migraines
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Watery Eyes
1
Weight Loss
1
Bleeding
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Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria...
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but for me zyrtec was the best, caused the least drowsiness...
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" ...first initial attack. The hives have seemed to have gotten better but still come out. I went through benadryl, clariton and zyrtec. All worked but for me zyrtec was the best, caused the least... "

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for her hives but Zyrtec helped a great deal. Dh gets...
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" Have you tried other antihistamines besides Benedryl? Oldest dd developed an allergy basically to heat and the allergist said zyrtec was the best. Benedryl was doing nothing for her hives but... "

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o I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the n...
| salicylatesensitivity.com
" zyrtec So I had a good ole plain allergy attack 2 nights ago...the non-stop sneezing cause the pollen is out kinda thing. anyways i took my bendaryl and all was good. but i thought i would try a... "

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hives over Benedryl. It works better. Maybe you can as...
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" ...be anything. Just FYI, I prefer Zyrtec for my hives over Benedryl. It works... "

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Zyrtec makes me feel very calm and a little drowsy, but also...
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" Zyrtec Angioedema, benadryl, hives, 5 months, straight days I just took it today for the first time. I am taking it to stop my hives and it is working very well. I have ...working only so-so. The... "

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back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a...
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" My daily hives started Christmas day. Benadryl helped but hives still keep coming back daily. Now I am on Zyrtec daily and Zantac twice a day as... "

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got severe hives after coming off a month of daily Zyrtec (...
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" ...presence of an allergen. I get stress hives, Benadryl works for me. Benadryl also ...dermographism, and last year when I got severe hives after coming off a month of daily Zyrtec (never again, never... "

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body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked be...
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" ...Zyrtec instead of benadryl.... i broke out in body rash/hives due to meds... found the Zyrtec worked better/longer... doesn't make you ...hives....ask PS about it... my hives cleared up w/in 10days...... "

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site, I do very well and can skip the zyrtec for a few day...
| salicylatesensitivity.com
" ...zyrtec GIVES you hives?? I have been taking zyrtec for 4 years to keep my hives controlled. Maybe I should just switch to good old benadryl at night I just ...foods on the site, I do very well and can... "

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ctor told me zyrtec keeps the hives away longer. Anyway, go...
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" ...my mom said I have hives. Had no idea what that was. Of course I did some research and I wasn't satisfied with the answers. Honestly, I don't feel any burning or itching unless I touch it. Take... "

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