Diphenhydramine is a drug that is generally used to relieve itching and temporary pain caused by burns, cuts, minor cuts, sunburn., insect bites, mild skin irritation, or rash from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
Diphenhydramine is a drug that belongs to the antihistamine group. This drug works by blocking the effects of certain chemicals (histamine) that cause itching. This product also contains other ingredients (like skin protectors allantoin, zinc acetate) which helps eliminate symptoms such as dry, wet or suppurating skin. Read the packaging for more information.
Depending on the brand and shape of the diphenhydramine product you are using, packaging information may state that this drug is not recommended for children under 2, 6, or 12 years unless given by a doctor.
If you use this medicine yourself, it is important to read the rules of use on the packaging carefully before starting to use this product to make sure that this medicine is right for you.
Diphenhydramine is a drug that is used only on the skin as directed by a doctor. If you use it yourself, follow all the rules on the drug packaging. If you are not sure about this information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Some products may need to be shaken before use.
Before using, clean the skin area with soap and water. Dry gently. Apply to the skin area, usually no more than 3-4 times a day. Wash hands immediately after use, except for the treated skin area.
Do not use on areas of the body that are wider or more than recommended. Your condition will not improve faster, and the risk of side effects increases.
Diphenhydramine is a drug whose use must avoid parts your eyes, nose, ears or mouth. If the drug enters the area, rinse and clean immediately with water.
Stop using this medication and tell your doctor if your condition worsens if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or persist after 7 days of therapy, or if symptoms disappear and reappear within a few days. If you think you have a serious health problem, seek medical attention immediately.
Follow the rules given by your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment. If you have questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Diphenhydramine is the drug that is best stored at room temperature, away from direct light and a damp place. Do not store in the bathroom. Don't freeze it. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules. Observe the storage instructions on the product packaging or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not flush medicine in the toilet or in the sewer unless instructed. Discard this product when it has expired or if it is no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
Adult Dosage for Extrapyramidal Symptoms
Adult Dosage for Insomnia
Adult Dosage for Hangovers
Adult Dosage for Cough
Adult Dosage for Flu Symptoms
Adult Dosage for Itching
Adult Dosage for Urticaries
Children's Dosage for Allergic Rhinitis
Children's Dosage for Flu Symptoms
Children's Dosage for Motion sickness
Children's Dose for Insomnia
Dosage for Children to Cough
Children's Dose for Extrapyramidal Symptoms
Dystonic reactions: 1-2 mg / kg (max: 50 mg) IV or IM (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Children's Dosage for Allergic Reactions
Diphenhydramine is a drug available in the following dosages.
Capsules, Oral, as hydrochloride:
Liquid, Oral, as hydrochloride:
Tablets, Oral, as hydrochloride:
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can cause side effects. Side effects that often occur from Diphenhydramine ie drowsiness, feeling tired, dizzy, impaired coordination, dry and thickened mouth and other secretions of breathing, and stomach disorders. Diphenhydramine can also cause blurred vision, double vision, trembling, loss of appetite, or nausea.
Stop using diphenhydramine and seek immediate medical help if you experience signs of an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; throat covered; swollen face, lips, or tongue; or itching).
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can cause other side effects that are lighter. Continue using diphenhydramine and talk with your doctor if you experience:
Not everyone experiences the following side effects. There may be some side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Some things to know before using diphenhydramine are:
Is Diphenhydramine safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Diphenhydramine Warning for Pregnancy
Diphenhydramine is a drug that is included in the category of pregnancy B by BPOM. Animal studies fail to show teratogenicity. The Collaborative Perinatal Project reports 595 first trimester exposures and 2,948 exposures at any time during pregnancy. Possible relationships have been found with individual malformations
One study reported a statistical relationship between diphenhydramine use in the first trimester with cleft lip. One case of drug withdrawal has been reported in a baby with a mother taking 150 mg of diphenhydramine per day. This baby experiences tremors in the first 5 days treated with phenobarbital. Diphenhydramine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Diphenhydramine Warning when Breastfeeding
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can be secreted in breast milk. Diphenhydramine also inhibits lactation. Because of the potential for serious side effects in breastfeeding infants, drug manufacturers recommend stopping breastfeeding or using drugs, depending on how important the drug is to the mother.
The following references pregnancy risk categories according to BPOM:
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can cause interactions. Drug interactions can change the performance of your medication or increase the risk of serious side effects. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this document. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription / nonprescription medicines and herbal products) and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change the dose of any drug without the doctor's approval.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you also use other drugs, including prescription / nonprescription drugs, vitamins and herbal products. Some drugs can cause undesired or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are mentioned in these drug instructions.
Using this medicine with other drugs that can make you sleepy or slow down your breath can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using diphenhydramine with sleeping pills, narcotic painkillers, muscle relaxants, or anxiety medications, depression, or seizures.
Can food or alcohol interact with Diphenhydramine?
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can react with food or alcohol. Certain medicines should not be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Discuss your use of drugs with food, alcohol, or tobacco with your health care provider.
Be careful when consuming alcohol. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and dizziness when using diphenhydramine.
What health conditions can interact with Diphenhydramine?
Diphenhydramine is a drug that can react if you have certain health problems. Other health problems in your body can affect the use of this drug. tell your doctor if you have other health problems.
In cases of emergency or overdose, contact the local emergency services provider (112) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. But when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. Do not double the dose.
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