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Review: Zoloft and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zoloft and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,590 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,214 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,348 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 1,589 people who take Zoloft, Benadryl are studied

Zoloft, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zoloft is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
15.79%
(3 of 19 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
80.00%
(8 of 10 people)
69.23%
(9 of 13 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effective33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
63.64%
(7 of 11 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
80.00%
(12 of 15 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PneumoniaThrombocytopeniaMaternal Exposure During PregnancyDepressionBack PainPanic AttacksRashNausea
DyspnoeaMelaenaHeart Disease CongenitalRestless Leg SyndromeDrug Toxicity NosBlood Creatinine IncreasedHeart Rate AbnormalPain
VomitingRespiratory ArrestFallot's TetralogyInsomniaComaSuicide AttemptCrying - Excessive (0-6 Months)Headache
AbasiaHaemorrhage IntracranialStatus EpilepticusNeck SwellingRespiratory ArrestHepatic FailureParanoid Personality DisorderAnxiety
DysuriaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessSyncopeNeck PainOedema PeripheralConfusional StateWeight GainFatigue
Urinary Bladder HaemorrhageDrug Specific Antibody PresentUterine Disorder NosSuicidal IdeationPhysical DisabilityOliguriaInsomniaDyspnoea
Motor DysfunctionNumbness And TinglingSleep Apnoea SyndromeGastrointestinal HaemorrhageDeep Vein ThrombosisAbdomen - SwollenAdjustment Disorder With Mixed Anxiety And Depressed MoodVomiting
Haemoglobin DecreasedDrug ToxicityRash NosAgitationThrombosisConstipationNervousnessPyrexia
Urinary RetentionDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessSkin Lesion NosMuscle TwitchingPain In ExtremityPitting OedemaWeight Loss DietChest Pain
Abnormal BehaviourSomnolenceVisual Disturbance NosHair LossPainDepressionDepressionAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Zoloft is effective39.39%
(26 of 66 people)
38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
Benadryl is effective58.06%
(36 of 62 people)
15.38%
(2 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainHeadache
NauseaNausea
HeadachePain
AnxietyAnxiety
Chest PainBack Pain
FatigueDepression
PyrexiaDyspnoea
DyspnoeaVomiting
AnaemiaFatigue
VomitingPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Zoloft is effectiven/an/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
13.95%
(6 of 43 people)
22.73%
(10 of 44 people)
42.31%
(11 of 26 people)
17.65%
(3 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
20.93%
(9 of 43 people)
23.26%
(10 of 43 people)
24.00%
(6 of 25 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
NervousnessPosture AbnormalPainPainCompleted SuicideHeadacheChest PainNausea
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalObsessive-compulsive DisorderParaesthesiaHeadacheDepressionPainDyspnoeaDehydration
Apgar Score LowMuscle SpasmsDizzinessAnxietyHeadacheBack PainPainPneumonia
Eyelid PtosisHeadacheDizzinessDiabetes MellitusAnxietyNauseaAsthenia
HyperhidrosisLymphadenitisPyrexiaNauseaArthralgiaAnxietyFatigue
SomnolenceVomitingNauseaPyrexiaNauseaPyrexiaPain
Speech DisorderPhotophobiaDepressionAnxietyAstheniaFatigueBack Pain
Weight IncreasedDrug HypersensitivityPalpitationsInsomniaFallHeadacheHaemoglobin Decreased
Withdrawal SyndromeHypotensionFatiguePainPain In ExtremityPneumoniaDiarrhoea
VomitingWeight IncreasedHypoaesthesiaChest PainAnaemiaVomitingAnaemia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Have developed muscle pain about the chest and upper back. Am wondering whether this has been caused by one or both drugs, or something else.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I took all the medicines like I am supposed to at night and I used th mouthwash and about 30 minutes later I started to hallucinate. is the mixture of the medicine that caused me to hallucinate

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I had several violent panic attacks just after 2 dosis of Benadryl, which I took to heal the skin itching. I suppose this itching is produced by Amoxiciline, correct?

    Reply

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