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Review: Vistaril and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vistaril and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 908 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Vistaril (what 4,381 Vistaril users reported?) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is used in stress and anxiety.

Benadryl (what 29,330 Benadryl users reported?) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is used in allergies.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 908 people who take Vistaril, Benadryl are studied

Vistaril, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Vistaril (hydroxyzine hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Vistaril is effective11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcuteHaemorrhageConvulsionConvulsionIrregular Heart Beatn/aAbdominal Pain LowerDyspnoea
Abortion InducedJaundice CholestaticHaemorrhageHaemorrhageHysterectomyBreathing Difficulty - Lying DownArthralgia
Engraftment SyndromeStomatitisCardiac ArrestCardiac ArrestChronic PainBack Pain
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedSwelling FaceErythemaCardiomegalyBreathing SoundsPain
Blood Pressure IncreasedToothacheFabry's DiseaseCardiac Failure CongestiveItchingFatigue
PyrexiaOsteonecrosisCondition AggravatedCongenital Cardiovascular AnomalyFall
Acute Myeloid LeukaemiaStevens-johnson SyndromeFoot FracturePleural EffusionAnxiety
Trisomy 21Oedema PeripheralCardiac Failure CongestiveVentricular Septal DefectNausea
Oedema PeripheralRashLymphoedemaAtrial Septal DefectHeadache
Bone PainStevens Johnson SyndromeSleep Apnoea SyndromeDrug Exposure During PregnancyDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Vistaril is effective11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
Benadryl is effective23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ArthralgiaPyrexia
Back PainDyspnoea
PainFatigue
DyspnoeaNausea
FallThrombocytopenia
AnxietyPruritus
HeadacheWeight Decreased
Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure Acute
FatigueArthralgia
AnaemiaDepression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vistaril is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cushing's SyndromeDiarrhoeaVomitingBlood Pressure IncreasedPruritusDyspnoeaHeadacheDyspnoea
Weight DecreasedSwelling FaceRash ErythematousDyspnoeaBronchitisDepressionAnxietyHypotension
UrticariaIrritabilityPyrexiaChest DiscomfortObesityPyrexiaPainBack Pain
Blood Glucose IncreasedUrticariaHistiocytosis HaematophagicAbdominal PainFatigueNauseaFallFall
HypertensionInfusion Related ReactionBlood Pressure DecreasedPainFallFatigueBack PainAnaemia
Growth RetardationPyrexiaRashTachycardiaContusionPruritusDizzinessWeight Decreased
Adrenal SuppressionPruritusArthritisLymphadenopathyAbdominal PainPainDyspnoeaFatigue
Dermatitis AtopicPain In ExtremityArthralgiaNeuropathy PeripheralBlood Triglycerides IncreasedArthralgiaInjuryArthralgia
SynostosisRashAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedPneumothoraxBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedConvulsionGastrointestinal Haemorrhage
NauseaAtelectasisOral HerpesDepressionVomitingNauseaChest Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • At its worse I am unable to stay standing and will fall with no warning whatsoever. These seizure type episodes last a while.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have been on Dilantin for 6 years for a stage 4 malignant brain tumor that was successfully removed. In the last six months I have had hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, ER visits, blood tests for food allergies... etc. etc. I am taking Doxepin, Singulair, Prednisone, Ranitidine, and clarinex - all prescribed by my allergist. However, I still have awful hives covering my body.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • had an allergic reaction to augmentin...have been told to take the vistaril and benadryl every 6 hours, also on a declining course of prednisone (currently 60 mg a day - 3rd day today)...stopped augmentin 3 days ago....hives are less but continuing to get some new ones every day since - is this to be expected?

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Vistaril (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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.

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