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Composition for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

Diphenhydramine(5 mg),Phenylpropanolamine(50 mg)

food interaction for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

alcohol interaction for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

pregnancy interaction for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

lactation interaction for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

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alcohol
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Avoid Eskold 5mg/50mg capsule with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
UNSAFE
Eskold 5mg/50mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
UNSAFE
Eskold 5mg/50mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

Diphenhydramine(5 mg)

Uses

Diphenhydramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and motion sickness.

How it works

Diphenhydramine belongs to the group of medicines called sedating antihistamines. It acts by blocking the action of hitamine, a chemical released in the body during an allergy.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Abnormal sensation in skin, Blurred vision, Confusion, Convulsion, Difficulty in paying attention, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Fatigue, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased energy, Muscle twitching, Restlessness, Ringing in ear, Sedation, Tachycardia, Thickened respiratory tract secretions, Unsteadiness, Vomiting
Phenylpropanolamine(50 mg)

Uses

Phenylpropanolamine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Phenylpropanolamine belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It stimulates receptors on blood vessels in the nose and sinuses leading to its constriction and reduction in blood flow thereby relieving congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Psychosis, Chest tightness, Dizziness, Epileptic convulsion, Hallucination, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Tremor

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Expert advice for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking diphenhydramine as it may cause dizziness or drowziness.
  • Avoid alcohol intake.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • It is best to take this drug at bedtime as it makes you sleepy or drowsy.
Do not start or continue the diphenhydramine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to diphenhydramine or any of the other ingredients of diphenhydramine tablet.
  • If you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or other breathing disorder, narrow angle glaucoma, stomach ulcer or obstruction of the gut or bladder, porphyria, thyroid disorder, heart disease, prostrate problem.
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars like lactose.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have prostate problems.
Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking diphenhydramine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as:
  • Liver problems
  • Long-term lung problems or difficulty breathing due to bronchitis.
  • Glaucoma
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Fits
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Tinnitus
  • Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lap lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Frequently asked questions for ESKOLD 5MG/50MG CAPSULE

Diphenhydramine

Q.Is diphenhydramine a blood thinner/narcotic/water soluble?
No, it is an antihistaminic drug and not a blood thinner or narcotic

Q.Is diphenhydramine Hcl the same as Benadryl?
Benadryl is a trade name of product containing the drug diphenhydramine

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 diphenhydramine/ Benadryl for anxiety/cold/hives/bug bites/sleep?
Diphenhydramine 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 diphenhydramine make you sleepy/drowsy?
Yes, it makes you sleepy/drowsy. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Does diphenhydramine cause Alzheimer's/depression/constipation/dementia/increase blood pressure?
Diphenhydramine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Does diphenhydramine 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.

Phenylpropanolamine

Q.Is phenylpropanolamine a controlled substance?
Phenylpropanolamine is a controlled substance since it can be used for manufacturing of illegal drugs

Q.Is phenylpropanolamine the same as phenylephrine?
Phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine are different drugs belonging to the same class of medications (nasal decongestants). Both are used to relieve blocked nose or sinuses caused by common cold and seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever)

Q.Is phenylpropanolamine still on the market?
Phenylpropanolamine is banned in India due to increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) and is no longer marketed in India

Q.Does phenylpropanolamine cause stroke?
Phenylpropanolamine has shown to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Women are at a higher risk.

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)