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Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Both AH

Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action.

In brief: Both AH

Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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2 comments
Dr. Robert Stachler
Claritin may also be a little weaker antihistamine, in my opinion.
Dr. Diane Minich
Claritin has low sedation.