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FDA Consumer Health Information - Don't Swallow Benadryl Itch Stopping Gel: Use on Skin

Thursday, May 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 12 Swallowing a Benadryl gel product meant to be rubbed on the skin has caused serious side effects, including hallucinations and unconsciousness.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives advice to consumers to help them avoid this type of error at: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm211432.htm

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

CONTACT: Jason Brodsky at 301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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