Benadryl vs Hydroxyzine

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Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold. These symptoms include rash, itching, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, cough, runny nose, and sneezing. It is also used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Diphenhydramine can also be used to help you relax and fall asleep.Hydroxyzine is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Hydroxyzine may also be used short-term to treat anxiety or to help you feel sleepy/relaxed before and after surgery.
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SallyJ | 25.03.13
Had very poor success with this drug for sleep assistance. Mostly groggy in the morning with poor sleep benefit.
ashlystrange | 11.02.13
Ive been taking this medication for the past five years and it makes me urinate often, and its very dependant i can't sleep without it.
schkuppy | 23.07.12
I have been taking this for years. I love the fact that I sleep. I have no plans of going off if it. I just take this none of the sleep aids that have the extra pain medication in it. None of the PM drugs with benadryl.
Kajay | 18.05.12
I've been taking one a night for at least a year. It definitely helps and I have experienced no side effects.
guest | 15.05.12
I just started using benadryl to try and sleep. It wasn't very effective and it caused extreme nausea. I won't use it again.
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crazymommy | 16.05.13
I have lichen sclerosis and night-time is the worst for me. I itch so bad at night and then wake up with open sores from scratching so hard. This is first antihistamine product that finally stops the itch so I can sleep. I am so happy that my doctor prescribed this for me!
NotCryingAnymore | 14.05.13
Nothing was stopping my intense itching. over the counter antihistamines were making the itching WORSE! Got an Rx for this drug and I stopped itching within 10 minutes. Thank god for this drug!
russ | 22.04.13
Husband is taking because of allergy to heart medicine. I had itching with no rash & read where low iron could be the cause. Started taking iron tabletes& itching stopped.
blackjack | 06.04.13
I first experienced internal itching in 2006 after surgery for a partial knee replacement. After several weeks of intense itching from feet to head and several visits to my surgeon and primary care physcian, finally saw a alergist that prescribed Hydroxyzine. The itching stopped almost immediately after taking one 25mg. pill. However, the itching comes back after several days and requires anoth ...