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Review: Vistaril and Benadryl





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vistaril and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 911 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Vistaril has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Vistaril 4,390 users)

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (view latest outcomes from 29,367 users)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 911 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)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 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%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a40.00%
(2 of 5 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 AcuteOsteonecrosisConvulsionConvulsionIrregular Heart Beatn/aAbdominal Pain LowerDyspnoea
Abortion InducedHaemorrhageCardiac ArrestHaemorrhageHysterectomyBreathing Difficulty - Lying DownArthralgia
Engraftment SyndromeOedema PeripheralHaemorrhageCardiac ArrestJoint PainChronic PainBack Pain
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedToothacheSwelling Of The FaceCardiomegalyTremorBreathing SoundsPain
Blood Pressure IncreasedStomatitisCardiac Failure CongestiveCardiac Failure CongestiveItchingFatigue
PyrexiaSwelling FaceCondition AggravatedCongenital Cardiovascular AnomalyFall
Acute Myeloid LeukaemiaStevens-johnson SyndromeSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsPleural EffusionNausea
Trisomy 21Jaundice CholestaticFatigue - ChronicVentricular Septal DefectAnxiety
Oedema PeripheralStevens Johnson SyndromeMenstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or IrregularAtrial Septal DefectHeadache
Bone PainRashErythemaDrug Exposure During PregnancyDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Vistaril is effective15.00%
(3 of 20 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
Benadryl is effective26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Back PainPyrexia
ArthralgiaDyspnoea
DyspnoeaFatigue
PainNausea
FallThrombocytopenia
AnxietyPruritus
HeadacheWeight Decreased
Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure Acute
AnaemiaArthralgia
FatigueDepression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vistaril is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a7.14%
(1 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 13 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a14.29%
(2 of 14 people)
7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
9.09%
(1 of 11 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
UrticariaIrritabilityPyrexiaTachycardiaObesityPyrexiaPainBack Pain
Blood Glucose IncreasedUrticariaHistiocytosis HaematophagicPainFatigueNauseaFallFall
HypertensionInfusion Related ReactionBlood Pressure DecreasedAbdominal PainContusionFatigueBack PainAnaemia
Growth RetardationPyrexiaRashChest DiscomfortAbdominal PainPruritusDizzinessWeight Decreased
Adrenal SuppressionPruritusArthritisPalpitationsFallPainDyspnoeaFatigue
Dermatitis AtopicPain In ExtremityArthralgiaLacrimation IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedInjuryArthralgia
SynostosisRashAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedImpetigoDepressionArthralgiaConvulsionGastrointestinal Haemorrhage
NauseaAtelectasisHodgkin's DiseaseBlood Cholesterol IncreasedInsomniaNauseaChest Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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    hi I have been taking Benadryl or pet dander? It seemed to work well even if I only take one tablet. Does anyone also find that taking one tablet does not make you drowsy? How often should I take one tablet of Benadryl which is 25 mg? has anyone found any other allergy medication that work or pet dander? Thank you very much.
  • What causes a headache only when coughing or shaking the head?
    Head hurts only when shaken or I cough. I suspect benadryl or amytriptaline
  • Does zoloft cause ringing in the ears, like tinnitus? i've been on it for a month and noticed the ringing in the ears about a week ago, and it's just constant ringing and it's driving me insane. (1 answer)
    I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
  • I have a-fib after taking benadryl. i've been off it for a few days, but flutters remain. how long does it last?
    I took 6 pills a day for a week, have been off medication for several days, but A-Fib symptoms continue.
  • I cannot get a direct answer from any of my drs.,is my sciatic pain caused by my interstitail cystitus? (1 answer)
    I have had interstitail cystitus for almost four years now.I have been on every kind of drug,other than pain pills.I will not take them,I don't believe in them they only mask the problem and cause addiction.of course,just my belief.I have had d.s.m.o. repetitively for first year and a half twice a week.I have tried physical therapy .I have had five hydrodistention.I just recently had my first hydrodistention with botox injections.nothing has kept me out of pain .even when I am doing good I can only seem to reach a six in my pain level.my frequency average is and has been 30-40Times a day.I am,or,was a chef kitchen manager.could not perform and lost two jobs because of this disease.my flanks,my lower back ,my legs,my arms all ways in pain.pelvic pain is constant.I'd rather not go into further details way too personal.but this has taken my life.I am 35.I have led a fairly healthy life.I have no life now.I am seeking disability .Every Dr. I go to has a different option about the sciatic part of my problem some Dr.s are very sure and as a matter of fact about how it is in conjunction with I.c..others look at me like I'm nuts?why do I limp?why can't I get in and out of a car,or bend down and touch my toes,pick heavy stuff up.just to laugh at times hurts.this is my life ,I gotta wonder ,is there any one else out there going through the same symptoms and no relief?

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  • From this study (2 years 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 (4 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.

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  • 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?

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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.

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Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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