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Phenergan vs Benadryl for a female patient aged 52

Summary: 4,931 female patients aged 52 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Phenergan vs Benadryl for a female aged 52. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Phenergan (latest outcomes from 13,032 users) has active ingredients of promethazine hydrochloride. It is often used in nausea.

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,397 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Mar, 14, 2015: 4,931 female patients aged 47 who take the same drugs are studied in Phenergan vs Benadryl

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female47Nausea

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Phenergan promethazine hydrochloridenot specified
Benadryl diphenhydramine hydrochlorideMcneil Cons

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 47 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PhenerganBenadryl (Mcneil Cons)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest PainPain
Headache (pain in head)Pyrexia (fever)
AnxietyPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Chest Pain
Back PainAnxiety
Abdominal PainVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PhenerganBenadryl (Mcneil Cons)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pseudoporphyria (skin changes consistent with one of the porphyrias, but laboratory tests do not detect significant abnormalities)
Heart Rate IncreasedConstipation
Anxiety AggravatedArthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
VomitingDizziness
DiarrheaAnxiety
Weight GainInsomnia (sleeplessness)
DepressionMemory Loss
Tooth LossDiarrhea
Dry MouthFacial Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Phenergan5.56%12.70%33.33%19.84%28.57%
Benadryl1.46%24.39%34.63%25.37%14.15%

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On eHealthMe, Phenergan (promethazine hydrochloride) is often used to treat nausea. 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:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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