Benadryl

A histamine H1 antagonist used as an antiemetic, antitussive, for dermatoses and pruritus, for hypersensitivity reactions, as a hypnotic, an antiparkinson, and as an ingredient in common cold preparations. It has some undesired antimuscarinic and sedative effects.


Most likely, Benadryl - a mixture:
Benadryl Decongestant Tablets (Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride + Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)

Medicinal name:
  • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 25 MG Oral Tablet [Benadryl]
  • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 25 MG Oral Capsule [Benadryl]

Benadryl - Pharmacology:

Benadryl competes with free histamine for binding at HA-receptor sites. This antagonizes the effects of histamine on HA-receptors, leading to a reduction of the negative symptoms brought on by histamine HA-receptor binding.

Benadryl mini report

Benadryl OTC MONOGRAPH FINAL
OTC MONOGRAPH FINAL - A product marketed pursuant to a final OTC Drug Monograph
Benadryl TABLET, COATED
TABLET, COATED
Benadryl TABLET, FILM COATED
TABLET, FILM COATED
Benadryl HUMAN OTC DRUG
HUMAN OTC DRUG
Benadryl global name
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride
Start - Stop data
START DATA:
2009-Jan-01
Start - Stop data
STOP DATA
not occurred

Benadryl for patients

Patients taking diphenhydramine hydrochloride should be advised that this drug may cause drowsiness and has an additive effect with alcohol.

Patients should be warned about engaging in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating appliances, machinery, etc.

Benadryl Interactions

Benadryl hydrochloride has additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, etc).

MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines.

Benadryl Contraindications

Use in Newborn or Premature Infants: This drug should not be used in newborn or premature infants.

Use in Nursing Mothers: Because of the higher risk of antihistamines for infants generally, and for newborns and prematures in particular, antihistamine therapy is contraindicated in nursing mothers.

Antihistamines are also contraindicated in the following conditions: Hypersensitivity to diphenhydramine hydrochloride and other antihistamines of similar chemical structure.

Injection

Use as a Local Anesthetic: Because of the risk of local necrosis, this drug in the parenteral from should not be used as a local anesthetic.

Manufacturers name:

  • Lil Drug Store Products, Inc
  • Rebel Distributors Corp
  • McNeil Consumer Healthcare Div McNeil-PPC, Inc

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