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Is there a difference between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Sudafed

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine (blocks the histamine receptor) and sudafed is a decongestant.
Basically sudafed grabs a hold of the blood vessels and squeezes them down for a period of time. Hence the reason that rebound congestion and high blood pressure are attributed to this medicine.

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Sudafed

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine (blocks the histamine receptor) and sudafed is a decongestant.
Basically sudafed grabs a hold of the blood vessels and squeezes them down for a period of time. Hence the reason that rebound congestion and high blood pressure are attributed to this medicine.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Benadry is the brand name for diphenhydramine, an antihistamine.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. So definitely a different medication.

In brief: Yes

Benadry is the brand name for diphenhydramine, an antihistamine.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. So definitely a different medication.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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