Compare Benadryl vs. Advil Cold And Sinus
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is great for allergies, but curl up on the couch after taking it and get ready for a nap.
Advil Cold And Sinus (Ibuprofen / Pseudoephedrine) is a good combination medicine to relieve pain and congestion, but it's more medicine than you need if you only have one symptom.
- Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is often better than other antihistamines at treating allergy symptoms and hives.
- It can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults.
- It makes you sleepy, so it'll help if your allergies are bothering you at night.
- The effects wear off in 4 to 6 hours, so side effects don't last that long.
- It comes as a tablet, capsule, liquid, and quick dissolving tablet.
- Advil Cold And Sinus (Ibuprofen / Pseudoephedrine) is a combination medicine that relieves cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have congestion, sore throat, headache, or fever.
- Ibuprofen (a pain reliever) is more effective than acetaminophen at lowering fever and relieving sinus pain.
- Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears nose congestion to help you breathe better.
- Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you more tired than Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec.
- You shouldn't drive after taking Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) until you know how it affects you.
- Talk to a pediatrician before giving Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) to a child.
- It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine).
- Don't use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) if you are breastfeeding.
- If you don't need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and can have extra side effects for no reason.
- The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
- It's not safe to take ibuprofen if you're pregnant since it increases the risk of heart defects in babies.
- Pseudoephedrine, the decongestant in Advil Cold And Sinus (Ibuprofen / Pseudoephedrine), can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
- Oral solution
- Cream, gel, or ointment
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