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Drug information on Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)

Benadryl

  Syrup   
Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Generic : Diphenhydramine
 34.74
12.5mg/mL
100ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Benadryl may be prescribed


Side effects of Benadryl

   Topical : Skin rash, sunburn, increased sensitivity to sunlamps and sunlight.

   Miscellaneous : Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, muscle weakness and nervousness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- Adult- The recommended dose is 25 mg to 50 mg (1 to 2 capsules).
Child- The recommended dose is 12.5 mg to 25 mg (1 capsule).
Topical: Apply a thin layer over the affected area as directed by your physician.

How to use Benadryl?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a cream, lotion and ointment to apply topically.

When is Benadryl not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns and patients with hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Benadryl

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, lung disease, increased eye pressure, ulcer, difficulty in urinating, enlarged prostate, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Topical
Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.
Avoid using in patients with chickenpox, measles.

Other Precautions for Benadryl

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Benadryl

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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