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Review: Nuvigil and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Nuvigil and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Nuvigil (what 4,385 Nuvigil users reported?) has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is used in narcolepsy.

Benadryl (what 29,327 Benadryl users reported?) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is used in allergies.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 44 people who take Nuvigil, Benadryl are studied

Nuvigil, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Nuvigil (armodafinil)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nuvigil is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a
Benadryl is effectiven/an/an/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Skin Exfoliationn/an/an/aFood Intolerancen/aFood IntoleranceOsteopenia
AcneHypersomniaHypersomniaOsteoporosis
Eye IrritationDepression AggravatedDepression AggravatedPain In Extremity
Heat RashSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationPain
BlisterDecreased InterestDecreased InterestOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
ChillsDecreased AppetiteDecreased AppetiteUrinary Tract Infection
Cerebrovascular AccidentNasal UlcerNasal UlcerOsteoarthritis
PsoriasisCoughCoughInsomnia
ScabDry ThroatDry ThroatArthralgia
Lip DisorderDry MouthDry MouthChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Nuvigil is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Benadryl is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
OsteopeniaCardiomegaly
Pain In ExtremityUrosepsis
OsteoporosisHepatic Steatosis
PainDepression
Foot FractureMetabolic Acidosis
SwellingLight Chain Analysis Increased
InsomniaSpinal Column Stenosis
Urinary Tract InfectionCough
Osteonecrosis Of JawExostosis
OsteoarthritisSciatica

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nuvigil is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a8.70%
(2 of 23 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 22 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aVenoocclusive Diseasen/an/aDehydrationNauseaOsteopeniaOsteoporosis
Cardio-respiratory ArrestDizzinessHypothyroidismPainAcne
Renal Failure AcuteHaemorrhagePulmonary EmbolismOsteoporosisOsteopenia
Blood Calcium IncreasedPlatelet Count DecreasedInsomniaOsteonecrosis Of JawHeadache
AscitesContusionBack PainPain In ExtremityArthralgia
PyrexiaHeadacheDeep Vein ThrombosisHypoaesthesiaSkin Exfoliation
Pulmonary OedemaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCoughOsteoarthritis
Myocardial IschaemiaHiatus HerniaInjuryBlister
Multi-organ FailureIntervertebral Disc DegenerationExostosisHeat Rash
OliguriaType 2 Diabetes MellitusFoot FractureChills

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Nuvigil (armodafinil) is often used to treat narcolepsy. 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:

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