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Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,382 female patients aged 57 who take the drugs are studied in Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Motion Sickness

Drugs to compare:

Dimenhydrinate dimenhydrinatenot specified
Meclizine meclizine hydrochloridenot specified
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride diphenhydramine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 57 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DimenhydrinateMeclizineDiphenhydramine Hydrochloride
Back PainDizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VertigoPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Haemoglobin DecreasedChest PainPyrexia (fever)
Pyrexia (fever)Asthenia (weakness)Vomiting
Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
Herpes ZosterAnxietyDizziness
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Headache (pain in head)Anxiety

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DimenhydrinateMeclizineDiphenhydramine Hydrochloride
DiarrheaDepressionSweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Anal Candidiasis (rectal fungal infection)High Blood CholesterolFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedGerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)
ItchinessVertigoExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Urinary Frequency AggravatedMigraine (headache)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Abdominal DiscomfortThyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid gland)Confusional State
Nausea Aggravated (feeling of having an urge to vomit)High Blood PressureAcute Severe Asthma
Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid)Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)
Headaches (pain in head)Vertigo-associated DisordersFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
External Ear PainAnxietyAnger

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride1.27%24.89%33.33%31.22%9.28%

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On eHealthMe, Dimenhydrinate (dimenhydrinate) is often used to treat nausea. Meclizine (meclizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat dizziness. Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat insomnia. 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:

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