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Benadryl vs Ambien, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Benadryl vs Ambien for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

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

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,701 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

On Jul, 28, 2014: 10,726 female patients aged 50 who take the same drugs are studied in Benadryl vs Ambien

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female50Rash

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Benadryl diphenhydramine hydrochlorideMcneil Cons
Ambien zolpidem tartrateSanofi Aventis Us

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 50 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Benadryl (Mcneil Cons)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Depression
AnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Pyrexia (fever)Asthenia (weakness)

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)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
VomitingAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Dermatitis Lichen Planus-like (well-defined area of a purple-coloured itchy rash)Anxiety
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)Abnormal Sleep-related Event
DiarrheaSomnambulism (sleep walking)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
WeaknessSleep Walking (walking during sleep)
Allergenic Desensitisation ProcedureHeadache (pain in head)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benadryl1.10%23.20%34.25%30.94%10.50%
Ambien2.43%14.95%33.08%33.46%16.07%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) 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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