Compare Benadryl vs. Dalmane
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.
Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.
- 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.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
- 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.
- Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
- Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
- Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
- Oral solution
- Cream, gel, or ointment
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- Using other drugs with the same ingredients
- Increased side effects
- Age 65 years or older
- Driving impairment
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Children age 6 years and younger
- Trouble urinating
- Enlarged prostate
- History of bladder problems
- Vision changes
- Nursing mothers
- Behavior changes
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
- Allergic reactions
- Hangover effect
- Over age 65
- Abuse and addiction