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Review: Ambien and Benadryl

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Ambien and Benadryl together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ambien and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,332 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,715 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

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Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

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On Oct, 30, 2014: 2,332 people who take Ambien, Benadryl are studied

Ambien, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ambien (zolpidem tartrate)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ambien is effective41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
53.33%
(8 of 15 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effective35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaSmall Intestinal ObstructionDizzinessBronchospasmDepressionPainFatiguePain
HypotensionRhinorrhoeaDisturbance In AttentionPsychiatric SymptomDysarthriaOedema PeripheralSex - Delayed EjaculationAnxiety
DyspnoeaImplant Site ErosionDysarthriaTrisomy 21Impaired Driving AbilityEating DisorderDrug DependenceNausea
DehydrationDeep Vein ThrombosisGait DisturbanceJaundice NeonatalLacrimation IncreasedAmnesiaDepressionDyspnoea
Pain In ExtremityAnxietyDepressionSpinal X-ray AbnormalSomnambulismSomnambulismAnxietyArthralgia
MalaisePulmonary EmbolismConfusional StateAtrial Septal DefectOcular HyperaemiaArthralgiaSleepyFatigue
AstheniaFolliculitisAngerCongenital Mitral Valve IncompetenceRoad Traffic AccidentRespiration AbnormalHot FlashesBack Pain
Atrial FibrillationAtrial FibrillationAstheniaHeart Rate IrregularBalance DisorderDeep Vein ThrombosisDermatitis AcneiformPyrexia
LymphopeniaPlatelet Count DecreasedBradyarrhythmiaOxygen Saturation DecreasedMemory ImpairmentChest PainProteinuriaAnaemia
Confusional StateAstheniaImpaired Work AbilityRinging In The EarsSpinal X-ray AbnormalDyspnoea ExertionalSweating IncreasedVomiting

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ambien is effective47.46%
(28 of 59 people)
45.00%
(9 of 20 people)
Benadryl is effective34.55%
(19 of 55 people)
28.57%
(6 of 21 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
AnxietyAnxiety
DyspnoeaNausea
NauseaDepression
ArthralgiaDyspnoea
FatigueBack Pain
Osteonecrosis Of JawAsthenia
AnaemiaPyrexia
PyrexiaArthralgia
HeadachePneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ambien is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
13.64%
(3 of 22 people)
20.69%
(6 of 29 people)
44.83%
(13 of 29 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/an/a16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
18.18%
(4 of 22 people)
16.67%
(5 of 30 people)
33.33%
(9 of 27 people)
17.24%
(5 of 29 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Respiratory ArrestTransfusion ReactionAgitationInsomniaPainPainAnxietyFall
Cardiac ArrestHypokalaemiaPyrexiaNauseaPyrexiaBack PainPainAnaemia
PoisoningFungal Test PositiveHeadacheVomitingDyspnoeaAnxietyDyspnoeaFatigue
ConvulsionRashConvulsionUrinary Tract InfectionHeadacheNauseaInjuryDyspnoea
AggressionBronchiectasisMusculoskeletal StiffnessAstheniaAbdominal PainPain In ExtremityNauseaAnxiety
Drug ToxicityCulture PositiveSuicidal IdeationAnxietyDepressionArthralgiaOsteonecrosis Of JawBack Pain
Orthostatic HypotensionRespiratory Tract Infection FungalWeight IncreasedUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionFatigueFallArthralgiaNausea
TremorStem Cell TransplantRespiratory DistressWeight DecreasedInsomniaInsomniaPyrexiaPain
PneumoniaRestrictive Pulmonary DiseasePneumoniaMulti-organ FailureChest PainDepressionInsomniaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Renal ImpairmentTracheomalaciaBlood Potassium DecreasedPericardial EffusionAnxietyHeadacheBone DisorderArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used to treat insomnia. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergen. 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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