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BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE


Overview

Uses of Benadryl Soft Gelatin Capsule

Benadryl Soft Gelatin Capsule side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness

How to use Benadryl 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. BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Benadryl Soft Gelatin Capsule works

BENADRYL 25 MG 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.

Benadryl Soft Gelatin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Benadryl Soft Gelatin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of BENADRYL 25 MG 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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Expert Advice

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the BENADRYL 25 MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Benadryl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
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Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
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Brand(s): Panik
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Brand(s): Konit
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Benadryl

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Whenever we travel through bus or car we vomit. I think it's called MOTION SICKNESS, now we are going abroad for vacations, please suggest some medicines to prevent this situation. Thank you
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
before travelling take ONDEM 8 Mg
Best and safe medicine for motion sickness
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take Ondem 4 mg before u travelOr pheneragan 25 mg if only Ondem doesn't work , because phenargan can make u sleep
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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 Benadryl Hcl the same as Benadryl?

Benadryl is a trade name of product containing the drug Benadryl

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 Benadryl/ Benadryl for anxiety/cold/hives/bug bites/sleep?

Benadryl 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 Benadryl make you sleepy/drowsy?

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

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

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

Q. Does Benadryl 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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References
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