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Benadryl Allergy

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6.7
7.4  Effectiveness
5  Side Effects
6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Benadryl Allergy side effects and 2 Benadryl Allergy 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, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.4% 2.8% 94.4% 1.4% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.4% 6.9% 91.7% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 1.4% 1.4% 97.2% 0% 0%
Breathing 1.4% 1.4% 86.1% 9.7% 1.4%
Confidence 2.8% 0% 91.7% 4.2% 1.4%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.8% 20.8% 75% 1.4% 0%
Digestion 1.4% 1.4% 95.8% 1.4% 0%
Emotional Well-being 1.4% 5.6% 81.9% 9.7% 1.4%
Energy 15.3% 27.8% 50% 4.2% 2.8%
Eyesight 1.4% 4.2% 94.4% 0% 0%
Memory 2.8% 4.2% 90.3% 1.4% 1.4%
Mental Clarity 1.4% 16.7% 72.2% 6.9% 2.8%
Pain 2.8% 0% 90.3% 2.8% 4.2%
Patience 2.8% 2.8% 86.1% 6.9% 1.4%
Sexual Health 2.8% 2.8% 94.4% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 1.4% 1.4% 97.2% 0% 0%
Sleep 6.9% 19.4% 36.1% 26.4% 11.1%
Stress Level 1.4% 1.4% 88.9% 8.3% 0%
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Commonly Reported Benadryl Allergy Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 67.7% 21% 9.7% 1.6% 0%
Headache 88.9% 5.6% 2.8% 2.8% 0%
Gas 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 73.6% 6.9% 6.9% 8.3% 4.2%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Fever 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 44.4% 6.9% 19.4% 23.6% 5.6%
Cough 98.5% 0% 1.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 70.6% 25% 4.4% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 83.6% 9.8% 4.9% 1.6% 0%
Dizziness 73.6% 9.7% 15.3% 1.4% 0%
Sore Throat 92.6% 5.9% 0% 1.5% 0%
Nosebleeds 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 72.6% 22.6% 3.2% 1.6% 0%
Sneezing 96.8% 1.6% 0% 1.6% 0%
Allergic Reaction 97.1% 1.5% 0% 1.5% 0%
Wheezing 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Benadryl Allergy Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Rapid Heartbeat 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 94.1% 2.9% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 94.1% 1.5% 1.5% 2.9% 0%
Fainting 98.5% 0% 1.5% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 95.6% 2.9% 0% 1.5% 0%
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User Comments about Benadryl Allergy
16 Feb 2014 I took one Benadryl, which made me very sleepy. After about three hours, while walking from the kitchen to the living room, I felt a wave of nausea, then fainted. I was out only a few seconds, and was lucky not to have hurt myself. I have taken Benadryl occasionally in the past and only experienced the drowsiness. I don't think I'll risk fainting again. I am in generally good health, no blood pressure or heart problems, so this was a suprise.
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24 Oct 2012 This medication is horrible. It makes me very drowsy and does not relieve my symptoms.
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16 Apr 2012 Benadryl allergy work very well
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29 Nov 2011 Benadryll Allergy really helped in clearing my sinuses and relieving my nasal pressure.
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10 Nov 2011 I like benadryl but sometimes it puts me too sleep way too much so I can't take it for the day. Sometimes it even makes me feel drunk
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