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Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride vs Cetirizine Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 15

This is personalized comparison of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride vs Cetirizine Hydrochloride for a male aged 15. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,983 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

Cetirizine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,441 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Jul, 10, 2014: 2,030 male patients aged 10 who take the same drugs are studied in Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride vs Cetirizine Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male10Allergy to food

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride diphenhydramine hydrochlorideAlpharma Us Pharms
Cetirizine Hydrochloride cetirizine hydrochlorideApotex Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 10 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Alpharma Us Pharms)Cetirizine Hydrochloride (Apotex Inc)
VomitingDrug Ineffective
Pyrexia (fever)Abnormal Behaviour
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Suicidal Ideation
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Aggression
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Infusion Related ReactionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
CoughPyrexia (fever)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Vomiting
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Alpharma Us Pharms)Cetirizine Hydrochloride (Apotex Inc)
ExcitabilityConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Abnormal Behaviour
Swelling FaceCondition Aggravated
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Serum Sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum)
Auricular Swelling (swelling in the ear)Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)
Concussion (short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury)Hypersensitivity
AccidentFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Face Oedema (swelling of face)Tourette's Disorder (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics)
Hypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride2.78%30.56%38.89%25.00%2.78%
Cetirizine Hydrochloride0.00%25.00%37.50%31.82%5.68%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat insomnia. Cetirizine Hydrochloride (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. 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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