User Reviews for Benadryl
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Reviews for Benadryl to treat Allergic Rhinitis
"I have allergic rhinitis. Was prescribed Zyrtec, Allegra and Flonase and I couldn't get relief. A pharmacist suggested Benadryl and its the only med that works. Took a generic brand and all hell broke loose. Went back to the original and I'm feeling much better."
Big bishop (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 31, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"I have a lot of allergies. About a year ago I began taking benadryl at night to help me sleep. It also helped a lot with the allergies. I only take it at night because of the drowsiness. Recently my stomach was upset for a month and I noticed they've begun putting calcium in it! This is so upsetting! Calcium stimulates stomach acid and people with allergies are sensitive to acid. This has been documented in the allergy journal. I would have thought a pharma company would know better than this! I wish the two corp. drugstores in my area had a better selection of drowsy antihistamines. They mostly have only benadryl. CVS has chlorphen, but it has lactose in it. :( For now I'm making do with a Walgreens combo that includes chlorphen."
Julia372 July 21, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
"I been up since12 pm with hay fever took a benadryl then couldn't stop sneezing due to hay fever nasal passages swollen and can't breathe it doesn't make me sleepy at all and my nose is still stuffy its is now. 3am I'm still up suffering with hay fever and just took another benadryl smh .not working fast enough for me plus I suffer with hay fever really really bad"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2016
1 users found this comment helpful.
"Good antihistamine. Can cause drowsiness, but it works quickly and shrinks nasal swelling better than some of the other choices. I take a newer antihistamine during the day, but this helps a ton at night when the other wears off and the pollen is still bad."
NCResident (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 23, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
"Works better then most prescription drugs for allergies and chronic sinusitis ( I've had sinus surgery 4 times due to this), whose side effect are health threatening. I will only take at night due to the drowsiness, this drowsiness can turn into nervousness if I don't fall asleep and keeps me up all night. I do have drowsy days often with naps from sitting and just passing out. I find that if continue taking every night about the fourth I begin to have vivid and horrible nightmares. I also get drenching night sweats - the two are not always together one night I may have one or the other. I take one (1) tablet."
707 NC (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 8, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
"experienced very low heart rate, palpatations, very disoriented, drowsy after taking only one 25 mg pill"
grandynandy March 2, 2016
3 users found this comment helpful.
"Very sensitive to medication. Can not take histamines. Finally have outgrown allergies. Off and on about 20 yrs."
OAIAB January 25, 2015
7 users found this comment helpful.
"Benadryl knocks all my symptoms out, the only problem is it can knock me out too but when nothing else works, Benadryl will do it. It's cheap, effective and available in every store."
Leelo (taken for 10 years or more) March 19, 2014
19 users found this comment helpful.
"I absolutely love Benadryl. It's works fast when I need it and relieves the symptoms enough to make me feel comfortable. It does make me sleepy so I take it at night. I do take it during the day occasionally when I know I don't have to drive anywhere."
Anonymous September 5, 2011
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I took this medicine for the first time in my life when I was 19 years old. It didn't work, it gave me the worst side effects ever. Upset stomach, bad headache, body cramps, and dizziness."
Anonymous August 29, 2011
10 users found this comment helpful.
"Dampens down allergy symptoms fast when nothing else available outside of a doctor's office or hospital will. Yes, it puts me right to sleep, so it's not my first choice for everyday seasonal allergy control, but this is the one to keep in the first aid kit for unexpected allergen encounters."
Izzy23 November 17, 2009
11 users found this comment helpful.
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