Benadryl vs Zyrtec

Benadryl
(OTC)
Zyrtec
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Zyrtec is a systemic antihistamine.
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
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
September 27, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,425 Discussions
71,072 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 Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
#7 for Congestion
Zyrtec is approved for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, 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
Zyr
Weight Gain
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Weight Loss
2
Dry Mouth
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Mood Swings
1
Behavior Problems
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Eyes
1
Tachycardia
1
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Zyrtec
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Dry Mouth
Ben
Zyr
1
2
Euphoria
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Zyr
1
1
Candida
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Ben
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zyr
Ben
4
0
Weight Loss
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Dry Mouth
Zyr
Ben
2
1
Nose Bleeds
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Mood Swings
Zyr
Ben
1
0
Behavior Problems
Zyr
Ben
1
0
Nightmares
Zyr
Ben
1
0
Dry Eyes
Zyr
Ben
1
1
Tachycardia
Zyr
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.
B Category B
Before taking Zyrtec 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 Zyrtec and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
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
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 1 mg/mL
Syrup: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Cetirizine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Zyrtec: 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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