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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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On Jan, 26, 2014: 7,071 people 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)
DizzinessVomiting

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
AspirationHigh Blood Cholesterol
Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)Herniated Intervertebral Disk
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (persistent pain following back surgery)
Dermatitis Lichen Planus-like (well-defined area of a purple-coloured itchy rash)Heart Injury
Bone LossSeasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season)
DizzinessDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypervitaminosis (taking too much vitamin a over a short period of time)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Allergenic Desensitisation ProcedureCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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
AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
VomitingDrug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
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)
Possibly Caused WeightgainDepression
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)High Blood Cholesterol
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Seasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season)
DizzinessHeart Injury
AspirationHerniated Intervertebral Disk
Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (persistent pain following back surgery)
AngerOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Dermatitis Lichen Planus-like (well-defined area of a purple-coloured itchy rash)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Bone LossDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
Loss Of Short Term Memory, Extensive Severe Dental DamageFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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