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Benadryl Allergy Decongestant

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Satisfaction
5
6.5  Effectiveness
5.9  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Benadryl Allergy Decongestant side effects and 3 Benadryl Allergy Decongestant benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is diphenhydramine and brand names are Aler-Tab, Allergy, Allermax, Altaryl, Benadryl, Children's Allergy, Diphen Cough, Diphenhist, Dytuss, Q-Dryl, Siladryl, Silphen Cough, Simply Sleep, Sleep-ettes, Sominex Maximum Strength Caplet and Theraflu Thin Strips Multi Symptom.

The active ingredient of this medication is diphenhydramine.

This medication is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Benadryl Allergy Decongestant, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 66.7% 0% 33.3%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Benadryl Allergy Decongestant Side Effects
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Drowsiness 0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Fatigue 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
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User Comments about Benadryl Allergy Decongestant
28 Sep 2011 I was having a cough which I think was allergy related. Nothing would calm the cough at night except a codeine based cough medicine. I tried Benadryl and it helped immensly
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15 Aug 2011 I can only take this at night because I get so drowsy. Works really well though
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