Review: Vistaril and Benadryl drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Vistaril and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 860 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Vistaril (latest outcomes from 4,165 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 860 people who reported to have interactions when taking Vistaril, Benadryl are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Vistaril (hydroxyzine hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Vistaril, Benadryl:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||228|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||216|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||108|
|Headache (pain in head)||93|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||88|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Vistaril, Benadryl:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||5|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||2|
|Cardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)||2|
|Atrial Septal Defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)||2|
|Ventricular Septal Defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))||2|
|Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)||2|
|Congenital Cardiovascular Anomaly (birth defect of heart vessels)||2|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :n/a
Top co-used drugs for these people * :n/a
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Vistaril is used in:
- Benadryl is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Vistaril alternatives:
- Benadryl alternatives:
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At its worse I am unable to stay standing and will fall with no warning whatsoever. These seizure type episodes last a while.
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.
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?
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- By Jillie: Leg pain and occasional arm and hand pain
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