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Benadryl DR Syrup


Overview

Introduction of Benadryl DR Syrup

Benadryl DR Syrup is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of dry cough.

This medicine is taken by mouth with or without food. You should take it in a proper dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Remember dosage is decided on the basis of type of medicine (syrup or lozenge), age and present medical condition of the person. It is important to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. In case you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Its beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication.

It is important to note that you should never support self medication or recommend your medicine to other person. Keep out of reach of children as overdose of this medicine can be dangerous. This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Rashes and diarrhea may also occur in many individuals.

Uses of Benadryl DR Syrup

Benadryl DR Syrup side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitation
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

How to use Benadryl DR Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Benadryl DR Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Benadryl DR Syrup works

Benadryl DR Syrup is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Benadryl DR Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Benadryl DR Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Benadryl DR Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benadryl DR Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Benadryl DR Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benadryl DR Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benadryl DR Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Benadryl DR Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Benadryl DR Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Benadryl DR Syrup, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Benadryl DR Syrup for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. 
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Benadryl DR with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): SIB Trim
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Jumex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bupro, Bupep, Bunocare
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Benadryl DR

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Having prolonged cold. Wheezing. Earlier had dry cough that got cured through Benadryl syrup.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Can be allergic rhinitis.Visit ent specialist for proper antiallergic and whether steroid need to be added
Cough and cold remedy and cured for which tablet
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
syrup benadryl 5 ml 3 times for 4 days
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FAQs

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?

Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance

Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?

Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended

Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?

Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?

Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications

Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?

Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.

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