Review: taking Benadryl and Librium together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Benadryl and Librium together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benadryl and Librium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 93 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 32,636 users)

Librium

Librium has active ingredients of chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Librium 1,733 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

93 people who take Benadryl, Librium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Benadryl and Librium drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Benadryl:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Librium:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Benadryl:
  • female: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Librium:
  • female: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Benadryl:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Librium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • overdose
  • pain
  • psychotic disorder
  • sensory disturbance
  • swelling
  • animal bite
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • pruritus
  • amnesia
1 - 2 years:
  • eustachian tube dysfunction
  • tachycardia
  • weight loss
  • withdrawal syndrome
10+ years:
  • eustachian tube dysfunction
  • tachycardia
  • weight loss
  • withdrawal syndrome
not specified:
  • pain
  • completed suicide
  • fall
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • osteopenia
  • pain in extremity
  • foot fracture
  • hypoaesthesia
  • osteoarthritis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • headache
  • foot fracture
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • pain in extremity
  • hypoaesthesia
  • mental disorder
  • osteoarthritis
  • vomiting
male:
  • completed suicide
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hallucination
  • insomnia
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • asthenia
  • death
  • decreased appetite

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • substance abuse
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain lower
  • accidental exposure
  • accidental overdose
  • acute hepatic failure
  • acute sinusitis
30-39:
  • completed suicide
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • cardiac arrest
  • death
  • poisoning
  • respiratory arrest
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anorexia
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • bronchitis
40-49:
  • accidental needle stick
  • back pain
  • biliary dilatation
  • completed suicide
  • dehydration
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • eye irritation
  • gastritis
  • glossodynia
50-59:
  • fall
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • dyspnoea
  • hallucination
  • muscle spasms
  • decreased appetite
  • diabetes mellitus
60+:
  • pain
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • paraesthesia
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • constipation
  • decreased appetite
  • dizziness
  • fatigue

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat hypersensitivity. Librium (chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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