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Overview

Uses of Benadryl Syrup

Benadryl Syrup side effects

Common
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Coordination impaired
  • Thickened respiratory tract secretions
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Benadryl 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 Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Benadryl Syrup works

Benadryl Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Diphenhydramine, Ammonium chloride and Sodium citrate, which relieves cough. Diphenhydramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Benadryl Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Benadryl Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Benadryl Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Benadryl Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Benadryl Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Benadryl Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Benadryl Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Benadryl Syrup helps relieve cough that is accompanied with mucus.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
  • Stop taking Benadryl Syrup and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Benadryl cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Benadryl may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Benadryl?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Benadryl. This medicine contains diphenhydramine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Benadryl?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, Ammonium chloride. Australia: Johnson & Johnson Pacific; 2012. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Diphenhydramine Oral Solution. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ammonium Chloride. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Sodium Citrate. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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