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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.

What are the drugs

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,357 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,367 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 781 male patients aged 1 who take the same drugs are studied in Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride vs Benadryl

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male1Allergy to mold - dander - dust

Drugs to compare:

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)
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessCardiac Arrest
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 IncreasedCough
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)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
Gait DisturbanceSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Pain In ExtremityStaphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)

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
Hypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)
Loss Of Consciousness
Face Oedema (swelling of face)
Concussion (short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury)
Auricular Swelling (swelling in the ear)
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)
Swelling Face
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride0.

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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