Drug: Benadryl

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Benadryl, also commonly referred to as diphenhydramine, is a frequently prescribed OTC medicine for the relief of allergies and colds as well as insomnia. In this article we will talk about Benadryl and its uses, potential side effects and safety warnings that should be kept in mind.


Uses of Benadryl


Mainly used for the relief of allergy symptoms and cold symptoms, Benadryl can alleviate:

  • Sneezing;
  • Runny nose;
  • Itchy watery eyes;
  • Nose or throat itching.

In addition, it relieves rashes-induced itching as well as sleeplessness in cases of infrequent insomnia.

Side Effects of Benadryl

In general terms, while being taken properly, there are potential consequences associated with using Benadryl such as:

  • Drowsiness;

Dry mouth/nose/throat
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Important Safety Information


If you consider a usage of Benadryl than pay attention on the below safety information:

  • Beware if you use taking allergy medicines during pregnancy or breastfeeding period without conduction your doctor.
  • If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, consult your doctor before using Benadryl or other drugs.
  • Also, the children below six years old should be given Benadryl under the supervision of a professional healthcare worker.
  • Keep away from alcohol as it can exacerbate the drowsiness caused by Benadryl use.

FAQs about Benadryl


Can Benadryl cause allergic reactions?

While it is rare, there are people who may be allergic to Benadryl. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; itching or swelling; severe dizziness; and difficulty breathing. If these symptoms occur, see a physician without delay.

Is it safe to use Benadryl every day?

The intake of this medicine must not be prolonged for more than several days. The daily administration might result in such side effects as increasing tolerance level, habit formation and even dangerous manifestations in some cases. For long term allergy management options contact your healthcare provider.

Can Benadryl interact with other medications?

Besides, Benadryl may interact with other medicine especially those that induce sleepiness such as sedatives, muscle relaxants and other antihistamines. Thus, do not forget to inform the specialist about all taken medications to escape adverse drug events on their background.

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