Diphenhydramine vs Fexofenadine

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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. This medication works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by blocking another natural substance made by your body (acetylcholine). Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).Fexofenadine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
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noyb | 16.11.13
I have chronic insomnia. I have tried taking 25mg to 50 mg. I can get generic Benedril without a prescription. The medicine makes me want to get up every hour and urinate. At times I get extremely nervous on it and feel like I want to climb the walls. By morning I am utterly exhausted from getting up & down & watching the clock but must make it thru the day. I have found that doxylamine made by Unisom generally will put me asleep and I can get results from it for 3 days in a row and then no more. These drugs are both antihistamines so I don't know why benedryl makes me so high.
Man Dan | 06.11.13
This treatment consistently provides a full nights sleep for me. I use about 1/3 the suggested dosage and at times still awake with a groggy hangover.
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Rose | 14.03.11
Used to take allegra d, can't sleep, very dizzy, headaches/migraines, heart palpatations and my nose is sore inside. May go to an over counter drug, cant function. Loved claritin until they took it over the counter, then got allegra d which didnt work as well,now this. Prices go up, quality goes down