Are Benadryl and Sudafed the Same Thing?
Sudafed is also used to relieve nasal congestion due to the common cold.
Benadryl and Sudafed belong to different drug classes. Benadryl is an antihistamine and Sudafed is a decongestant.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Benadryl?
Side effects of Benadryl include:
- disturbed coordination,
- dry mouth/nose/throat,
- difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate,
- upset stomach,
- blurred vision,
- double vision,
- loss of appetite,
- headache, or
What Are Possible Side Effects of Sudafed?
Common side effects of Sudafed include:
What is Benadryl?
What is Sudafed?
What is Sudafed?
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine HCI) is a decongestant prescribed for the temporary relief of nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, and sinus congestion. Sudafed is available as a generic drug.
What Drugs Interact With Benadryl?
Benadryl may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
Benadryl may also interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
What Drugs Interact With Sudafed?
Sudafed may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and antidepressants.
How Should Benadryl Be Taken?
A typical dose of Benadryl is 25-50 mg every 4-6 hours. Benadryl may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or insomnia medications, anxiety or sleep medicines, antidepressants, or any other medications that make you feel drowsy, sleepy, or relaxed. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Benadryl has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Benadryl is secreted in breast milk. Because of the risk of stimulation and seizures in infants, especially newborns and premature infants, antihistamines should not be used by nursing mothers.
How Should Sudafed Be Taken?
Sudafed usual dose is one tablet every 12 hours.
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