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Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride for a female patient aged 60

Summary: 4,423 female patients aged 60 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride for a female aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Dimenhydrinate (latest outcomes from 1,030 users) has active ingredients of dimenhydrinate. It is often used in nausea.

Meclizine (latest outcomes from 5,834 users) has active ingredients of meclizine hydrochloride. It is often used in dizziness.

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 3,006 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

On Feb, 23, 2015: 4,423 female patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine vs Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Motion Sickness

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)
Condition AggravatedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DiarrhoeaVertigoPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
Haemoglobin DecreasedAsthenia (weakness)Vomiting
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
DepressionDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)FallPain
Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)AnxietyDizziness
Herpes ZosterHeadache (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
DiarrheaDepressionRash (redness)
ItchinessHigh Blood CholesterolSweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Anal Candidiasis (rectal fungal infection)Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid gland)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Urinary Frequency AggravatedHigh Blood PressureInsomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)
Gouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)Acute Severe Asthma
Irritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedMigraine (headache)Hair Loss
Nausea Aggravated (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VertigoAnger
External Ear PainMs (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)
Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Confusional State
Headaches (pain in head)Suicide AttemptRinging In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dimenhydrinate0.00%22.73%22.73%40.91%13.64%
Meclizine0.00%28.95%36.84%23.68%10.53%
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride1.36%25.91%33.18%30.91%8.64%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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