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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride vs Benadryl, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 5

This is personalized comparison of Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride vs Benadryl for a male aged 5. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 23, 2014: 776 people are studied in Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride vs Benadryl

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male1Allergy to mold - dander - dust

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride hydroxyzine hydrochlorideAble
Benadryl diphenhydramine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 1 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Able)Benadryl
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapuetic DrugsVomiting
VomitingCardiac Arrest
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessProduct Quality Issue
Abdominal PainHeart Rate Increased
Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells)Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
Heart Rate IncreasedTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Cough
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
Gait DisturbanceUrticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Able)Benadryl
Unevaluable EventHypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)
Medication ErrorLoss Of Consciousness
Face Oedema (swelling of face)
Concussion (short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury)
Accident
Medication Error
Auricular Swelling (swelling in the ear)
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)
Swelling Face
Excitability

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Able)Benadryl
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapuetic DrugsVomiting
VomitingCardiac Arrest
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessProduct Quality Issue
Abdominal PainRespiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
Heart Rate IncreasedHeart Rate Increased
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells)Cough
Gait DisturbanceUrticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)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)
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Able)Benadryl
Medication ErrorHypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)
Unevaluable EventLoss Of Consciousness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Face Oedema (swelling of face)
Headache (pain in head)Concussion (short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury)
Throat - Sore (throat pain)Accident
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Medication Error
Auricular Swelling (swelling in the ear)
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)
Swelling Face
Excitability

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Related topic: Allergy to mold - dander - dust, Benadryl, Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride

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On eHealthMe, Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Benadryl (diphenhydramine 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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