Diphenhydramine is a first-generation antihistamine and cetirizine is a second-generation antihistamine. They are both used for the treatment of allergy symptoms. The difference between the two drugs is that a first-generation antihistamine is more likely to cause side effects like drowsiness and to interact with other medications. Diphenhydramine is more similar to medications like brompheniramine, dimenhydrinate, doxylamine and chlorpheniramine. Cetirizine is more similar to loratadine.
- Q What should I avoid while taking dimenhydrinate?
- Q How does Dimenhydrinate interact with other medications or foods?
- Q How are prescription and over-the-counter dimenhydrinate different?
- Q Should I let my doctor know I am taking dimenhydrinate?
- Q What are the risks of taking dimenhydrinate?
- Q Who should not take dimenhydrinate?