16 patient evaluations for Diphenhydramine with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Mar 21, 2015 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2015 (Started Dec 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for itching)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2012 (Started Dec 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for itching)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Completely stops the itching, so I can sleep. I only take it at night, so the drowsiness side effect is a good thing!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 18, 2011 (Started Dec 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for itching)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2013 (Started Sep 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for itching)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Safe lack of side effects and good at reducing itchiness, so helps with sleep

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 5, 2013 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this medication as needed. It is the only "allergy" relief medication that I can find. The only problem that I have is if I take it during the day it's going to put me to sleep no matter how hard I try to stay awake. It works great for my allergies, but it's terrible to take every day as prescribed on the back of the box. I use the over the counter Benadryl.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chemical/venom allergy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking this to help with sleep and possibly with my dry skin (allergies). I don't think it helped with skin. And it seemed to me that my nightmares / hypnopomia were worse with the diphenhydramine. So I stopped it. Not a big deal either way.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Nov 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found Rite Aid makes Sleep Aid...same active ingredient...about $10 for 100@25mg
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 7, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: rubbing the benadryl on after each injection has prevented any itching and or swelling of area- i have sensitive skin - this really works for me
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 9, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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