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Benadryl vs Loratadine for a female patient aged 57

Summary: 7,143 female patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Benadryl vs Loratadine for a female aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,401 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

Loratadine (latest outcomes from 10,987 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

On Mar, 31, 2015: 7,143 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)
NauseaNausea
DyspnoeaFatigue
PyrexiaChest Pain
PruritusDyspnoea
PainDepression
VomitingHeadache
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
HeadacheAnxiety
DizzinessPyrexia
Chest PainPain

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)
Ringing In The EarsCough
FlushingFatigue
Insomnia ExacerbatedDysphagia
Dermatitis Lichen Planus-likeOedema Peripheral
Low Blood PressureDyspepsia
DizzinessConvulsion
PancytopeniaCardiac Disorder
Weight Gain - UnintentionalDepression
Sleep WalkingGastrointestinal Motility Disorder
DepressionCerebrovascular Accident

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benadryl1.36%21.27%38.01%32.13%7.24%
Loratadine1.82%23.64%40.61%26.06%7.88%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat insomnia. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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