8 patient evaluations for Diphenhydramine with a side effects rating of Mild

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Sep 22, 2016 (Started Sep 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergic contact dermatitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Been taking Benadryl as a sleeping aid for years in conjunction with Tylenol after I had a NASTY experience with generic Ambien. Have gotten used to it, but really appreciated its effectiveness during my current bout with poison oak.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jul 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken it in conjunction with Acetominophen for many years (generic Tylenol PM), but recently confirmed its effectiveness and safety with my doctor.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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.

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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

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Feb 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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Feb 5, 2010 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for itching)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in a.m.

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Feb 11, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I started taking Benadryl to counteract the Insomnia that started after taking Sinemet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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