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Benadryl vs Loratadine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Benadryl vs Loratadine for a female aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,327 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Loratadine (latest outcomes from 10,955 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

On Jul, 26, 2014: 7,112 female patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Benadryl vs Loratadine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female53Bee sting

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Benadryl diphenhydramine hydrochlorideMcneil Cons
Loratadine loratadineSandoz

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 53 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Benadryl (Mcneil Cons)Loratadine (Sandoz)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Chest Pain
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainDepression
VomitingHeadache (pain in head)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
DizzinessPain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Benadryl (Mcneil Cons)Loratadine (Sandoz)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Depression
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)High Blood Cholesterol
Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)Herniated Intervertebral Disk
Dermatitis Lichen Planus-like (well-defined area of a purple-coloured itchy rash)Cough
Bone LossFailed Back Surgery Syndrome (persistent pain following back surgery)
DizzinessHeart Injury
High Blood Sugar (high blood sugar)Seasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season)
Face PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Skin Burning SensationDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
Allergenic Desensitisation ProcedureOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benadryl0.83%22.31%37.60%32.23%7.02%
Loratadine1.62%23.24%38.92%25.95%10.27%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Loratadine (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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