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Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching and other symptoms of allergies and common cold. It is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness and to induce sleep.

Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should be taken before a meal or at bedtime, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose.

Dizziness or drowsiness is the most common side effect of this medicine. Avoid driving or attention-seeking activity. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. In some cases, it may cause dryness of mouth, so it is advised to drink more water, always carry sugar candy or maintain oral hygiene.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have glaucoma or have any gastro related issues or have asthma. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Generally, it is advised to avoid alcohol while on treatment.

Uses of Benacof Soft Gelatin Capsule

Side effects of Benacof Soft Gelatin Capsule

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Benacof Soft Gelatin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Benacof Soft Gelatin Capsule works

Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Benacof Soft Gelatin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Benacof 25mg Soft Gelatin Capsule, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Benacof with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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MODERATE
Brand(s): Equblam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is diphenhydramine a blood thinner/narcotic/water soluble?

No, it is an antihistaminic drug and not a blood thinner or narcotic

Q. Is Benacof Hcl the same as Benadryl?

Benadryl is a trade name of product containing the drug Benacof

Q. Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride/Benadryl safe?

It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Benadryl safe for infants?

No, it should not be given to infants. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Is Benadryl an expectorant/antibiotic?

Benadryl is an expectorant as guaifenesin is one of its components. And it is not an antibiotic

Q. Is Benadryl banned in India?

No, it is available in India

Q. Is Benadryl effective?

It is effective at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration and disease condition as advised by your doctor

Q. Can you take Benacof/ Benadryl for anxiety/cold/hives/bug bites/sleep?

Benacof tablet is used for the relief of short term sleeplessness. It can be used for cold and treatment of hives. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Can I take Benadryl for a rash/dry cough/cold/eczema/ sinus infection/yeast infection/headaches/sinus/motion sickness/ skin rash/itchy skin?

Benadryl is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold. It is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease. But, it is not used for eczema, sinus infection, and yeast infection. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Can I take diphenhydramine with hydrocodone/dextromethorphan and guaifenesin/ acetaminophen/phenylephrine/tramadol/Zoloft/ doxylamine succinate/prednisone/ citalopram/Advil?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of diphenhydramine. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Can I take Benadryl with Zyrtec/Mucinex/Sudafed/ Tamiflu/ amoxicillin/Xanax/Advil/ azithromycin/Norco/robitussin?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of Benadryl. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Benacof make you sleepy/drowsy?

Yes, it makes you sleepy/drowsy. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Does Benacof cause Alzheimer's/depression/constipation/dementia/increase blood pressure?

Benacof causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Does Benacof potentiate opiates?

No it does not potentiate opiates

Q. Does Benadryl make you sleepy/high/ raise blood pressure/weight gain?

Benadryl causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

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