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Composition for BENADRYL

Dextromethorphan(15 mg/5 ml)

food interaction for BENADRYL

alcohol interaction for BENADRYL

pregnancy interaction for BENADRYL

lactation interaction for BENADRYL

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Benadryl dry cough relief 15 mg/5 ml syrup at a fixed time.
Benadryl dry cough relief 15 mg/5 ml syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Benadryl dry cough relief 15 mg/5 ml syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Dextromethorphan(15 mg/5 ml)


Benadryl dry cough relief 15 mg/5 ml syrup is used to suppress dry coughs (coughs that do not produce phlegm or mucus).

How it works

Benadryl dry cough relief 15 mg/5 ml syrup belongs to class of drugs called antitussives. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vomiting

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 71%
    Three Times A Day
  • 14%
    Two Times A Day
  • 14%
    One Time A Day


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Expert advice for BENADRYL

  • Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
  • Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
  • Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
  • Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.

Frequently asked questions for BENADRYL


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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Content on this page was last updated on 20 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)