Benadryl vs Zzzquil

Benadryl
(OTC)
Zzzquil
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Zzzquil is a systemic antihistamine and a sleep medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
2.6
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.1
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
371,361 Discussions
3,001 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 Insomnia
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Cough
Zzzquil is approved for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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
Zzz
Depression
7
Nightmares
3
Dry Mouth
1
Psychosis
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Suicide
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Racing Thoughts
1
Stomach Issues
1
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Zzzquil
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Dry Mouth
Ben
Zzz
1
1
Euphoria
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Zzz
1
1
Blood Clots
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Candida
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Zzz
1
0
Depression
Zzz
Ben
7
0
Nightmares
Zzz
Ben
3
0
Dry Mouth
Zzz
Ben
1
1
Psychosis
Zzz
Ben
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Zzz
Ben
1
0
Suicide
Zzz
Ben
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Zzz
Ben
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Zzz
Ben
1
0
Racing Thoughts
Zzz
Ben
1
0
Stomach Issues
Zzz
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 Zzzquil 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 Zzzquil 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
Capsule: 25 mg
Liquid: 50 mg/30 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Diphenhydramine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Zzzquil: 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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