A 45-year-old member asked:
Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin the same?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No and yes: They are both antihistamines but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often causes drowsiness but is more effective in drying up the nose. It also has a shorter duration of action than claritin.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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