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Ativan vs Benadryl vs Haldol, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 92

This is personalized comparison of Ativan vs Benadryl vs Haldol for a male aged 92. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,183 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,348 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Haldol (latest outcomes from 9,638 users) has active ingredients of haloperidol. It is often used in schizophrenia.

What is the symptom

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,672 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 1,252 male patients aged 87 who take the same drugs are studied in Ativan vs Benadryl vs Haldol

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male87Agitation

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ativan lorazepamnot specified
Benadryl diphenhydramine hydrochloridenot specified
Haldol haloperidolnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 87 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

AtivanBenadrylHaldol
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness5.88%4.90%6.09%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AtivanBenadrylHaldol
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Depressed Level Of Consciousness
PneumoniaPyrexia (fever)Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
FallAsthenia (weakness)Sedation
Confusional StatePancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Fall
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)FallDisorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)
Condition AggravatedNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Confusion
DizzinessAnaemia (lack of blood)Altered State Of Consciousness (altered state of mind)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Condition Aggravated

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AtivanBenadrylHaldol
DepressionPyrexia (fever)
DiarrhoeaPneumonitis (inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs)
AnxietyDizziness
WeaknessNeurogenic Bladder (the normal function of the bladder is to store and empty urine in a coordinated, controlled fashion)
Dizziness
Dementia (madness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ativan6.67%33.33%46.67%6.67%6.67%
Benadryl0.00%16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%
Haldol33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ativan (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Haldol (haloperidol) is often used to treat schizophrenia. 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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