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Review: Imitrex and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Imitrex and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 158 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: 158 people who reported to have interactions when taking Imitrex, Benadryl are studied

Trend of Imitrex, Benadryl's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4725210)

Drug combinations in study:
- Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Diarrhoea158
Vomiting156
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)129
Pain In Extremity126
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)124
Arthralgia (joint pain)114
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)104
Injury100
Pain87
Abdominal Pain84

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety6
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)6
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)6
Dyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)6
Injury6
Respiration Abnormal (abnormal breathing process)6
Emotional Distress6
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)6
Pain In Extremity6
Pain6

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Imitrex0.000.000.000.000.00
Benadryl0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine
  2. Breast cancer metastatic
  3. Prophylaxis
  4. Breast cancer
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carboplatin
  2. Neurontin
  3. Ambien
  4. Celebrex
  5. Nexium

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate) is often used to treat migraine. 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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