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Description

Benadryl is an oral tablet made up of diphenhydramine (an antihistamine). We carry the brand name Benadryl in 25mg and 50mg.

Benadryl is used to fight cold and allergy symptoms. It can also be used to treat motion sickness, to help induce sleep, and also helps treat some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms that Benadryl helps relieve include watery eyes, stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, hives, and many other symptoms.

Benadryl is an antihistamine which means it works by reducing the effect of histamine produced in the body. Histamines are naturally produced and once released, produce many different effects within the body. This includes the contraction of smooth muscle tissues of the lungs, uterus, and stomach, the stimulation of gastric acid secretion in the stomach, the acceleration of heart rate, and also serves as a neurotransmitter, carrying chemical messages between nerve cells.

Directions

Always follow directions given to you by your doctor.

Take Benadryl as needed.

Swallow capsule whole, do not try to break the capsule.

Drink with water.

Cautions

Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies before taking Benadryl.

Make your doctor aware if you have or have ever had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other types of lung disease; glaucoma; ulcers; difficulty urinating ; heart disease; high blood pressure; seizures; or an overactive thyroid gland.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. Also mention if you are breast feeding.

This medication should generally not be used in elderly patients. It is not as safe as other allergy medications and should only be used to treat severe allergic reactions in patients 65+.

Avoid alcoholic beverage while taking Benadryl as the combination can cause dizziness.

Do not give this medicine to a child to make them sleepy.

Side Effects

Common Benadryl side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, loss of coordination;
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • constipation, upset stomach;
  • dry eyes, blurred vision; or
  • day-time drowsiness or "hangover" feeling after night-time use.

Call your doctor and quit taking Benadryl if you have:

  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • little or no urinating;
  • confusion, feeling like you might pass out; or
  • tightness in your neck or jaw, uncontrollable movements of your tongue.

Signs of allergic reaction;

  • sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis)
  • itchy, red, watering eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and a cough.
  • a raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face.

FAQs

Can I use two Benadryl products at the same time?

No. Do not use two Benadryl products at the same time.

Can I use Benadryl if it has recently expired?

No. Do not use this product if it has expired. This is for your own safety.

Does Benadryl help with Indoor allergies as well?

Yes! Benadryl helps with all allergies.

What are indoor allergies?

Allergies people get that are caused by certain things all though out the year. Some common indoor allergies include;

  • House dust,
  • Mold spores,
  • Pollen,
  • Fabrics, and
  • Dust mites.