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Review: Benadryl and Cogentin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benadryl and Cogentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 360 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,348 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Cogentin (latest outcomes from 4,768 users) has active ingredients of benztropine mesylate. It is often used in tardive dyskinesia.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 360 people who take Benadryl, Cogentin are studied

Benadryl, Cogentin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
- Cogentin (benztropine mesylate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Benadryl is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Cogentin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hallucination, AuditoryFaecalomaIntestinal ObstructionUrine Flow DecreasedRespiratory Arrestn/an/aDiabetes Mellitus
HeadacheIntestinal ObstructionLethargyAggression AggravatedForeign Body TraumaNausea
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLethargyFaecalomaThirstDrug Toxicity NosDizziness
DelusionEating DisorderEating DisorderDyskinesia AggravatedComaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cognitive DisorderDecreased AppetiteDecreased AppetiteAgitation AggravatedDepression
Mood AlteredAgitationChange Of Bowel HabitSaliva AlteredWeight Increased
Mood SwingsChange Of Bowel HabitAgitationTremor
TearfulnessBlood Glucose IncreasedTardive Dyskinesia
Sleep DisorderChest Pain
PyrexiaSuicidal Ideation

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Cogentin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
DizzinessType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Tardive DyskinesiaDiabetic Ketoacidosis
NauseaSuicidal Ideation
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseFatigue
HeadacheWeight Increased
DepressionTremor
DystoniaNausea
Urinary Tract InfectionWeight Decreased
AstheniaDepression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Benadryl is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a
Cogentin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDizzinessContusion
Chest PainDelusionType 2 Diabetes MellitusFallWeight IncreasedTardive Dyskinesia
Drug IneffectiveWeight DecreasedChest PainGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseFaecalomaBlood Glucose Increased
AggressionHallucination, AuditorySuicidal IdeationFatiguePlatelet Count DecreasedExtrapyramidal Disorder
IrritabilityDiabetes MellitusDepressionLethargyWeight DecreasedBronchitis
Weight IncreasedGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseObesityPyrexiaCompleted SuicideMental Disorder
Suicidal IdeationInsomniaHyperglycaemiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusUrinary Tract InfectionConfusion
MydriasisDiabetic KetoacidosisHypertensionWeight IncreasedLethargyFibromyalgia
Abnormal BehaviourTremorDiabetic KetoacidosisHypoglycaemiaDecreased AppetiteFall
Haemorrhage NosNauseaArthralgiaDyspnoeaFatigueOedema Peripheral

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) is often used to treat tardive dyskinesia. 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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