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Review: Benzonatate and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benzonatate and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 157 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 31, 2014: 157 people who reported to have interactions when taking Benzonatate, Benadryl are studied

Trend of Benzonatate, Benadryl's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4062524)

Drug combinations in study:
- Benzonatate (benzonatate)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Benzonatate, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety157
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)157
Pain106
Chest Pain105
Fall92
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)90
Depression88
Cough86
Insomnia (sleeplessness)69
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)68

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Benzonatate, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benzonatate0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Benadryl0.000.000.000.000.00

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cough
  2. Pain
  3. Prophylaxis
  4. Nausea
  5. Premedication

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tessalon
  2. Aspirin
  3. Prednisone
  4. Nitroglycerin
  5. Lasix

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Benzonatate (benzonatate) is often used to treat cough. 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:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • mainly concerned if it is safe to take these two drugs together because of the drowsiness potential.

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