Benadryl Plus Allergy & Congestion Relief - 12 Capsules
What is Benadryl?
Benadryl is an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body.
Benadryl is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Benadryl is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease.
Benadryl may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Important information about Benadryl
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Benadryl may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Benadryl.
Before taking Benadryl
Do not take Benadryl if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A very dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Before taking Benadryl, tell your doctor if you have
glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye;
a stomach ulcer;
an enlarged prostate, bladder problems or difficulty urinating;
an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism);
hypertension or any type of heart problems; or
You may not be able to take Benadryl, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Benadryl is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Benadryl without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Infants are especially sensitive to the effects of antihistamines, and side effects could occur in a breast-feeding baby. Do not take Benadryl without first talking to your doctor if you are nursing a baby.
Adults and children 12-65 years: One capsule as necessary up to three times a day. No more than 3 capsules should be taken in 24 hours. Not for use by adults over 65 years or children under 12 years.
If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from Benadryl. You may require a lower dose of Benadryl.