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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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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 5,824 users) has active ingredients of meclizine hydrochloride. It is often used in dizziness.

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,975 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 4,401 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)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)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
DiarrheaDepressionSweating Fever (fever with sweating)
ItchinessHigh Blood CholesterolFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Anal Candidiasis (rectal fungal infection)Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)
Urinary Frequency AggravatedVertigoNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Gouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)Migraine (headache)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedHigh Blood PressureLow Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea Aggravated (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid gland)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
External Ear PainMs (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Confusional State
Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid)AnxietyAcute Severe Asthma
Headaches (pain in head)Vertigo-associated DisordersAnger

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dimenhydrinate0.00%21.74%21.74%43.48%13.04%
Meclizine0.00%27.50%35.00%25.00%12.50%
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride1.22%24.08%33.06%32.65%8.98%

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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.

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