Diphenhydramine

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  • Other
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Sleep Initiation And Maintenance Disorders
  • Urticaria

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Uses of Diphenhydramine

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Diphenhydramine is used in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Urticaria

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diphenhydramine Brand Names

Diphenhydramine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Diphenhydramine Drug Class

Diphenhydramine is part of the drug class:

Diphenhydramine Interactions

This is not a complete list of Diphenhydraminedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diphenhydramine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Diphenhydramine falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Diphenhydramine. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

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In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Diphenhydramine, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Diphenhydramine Dosage

Take diphenhydramine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Diphenhydramine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Diphenhydramine is available in the following doses:

  • Acetaminophen/diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine Oral Tablet
  • Diphenhydramine 10 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Diphenhydramine 12.5 Mg Oral Disintegrating Strip
  • Diphenhydramine 12.5 Mg Oral Tablet, Chewable
  • Diphenhydramine 12.5 Mg Oral Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Diphenhydramine 12.5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Diphenhydramine 19 Mg Oral Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg Oral Disintegrating Strip
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg Oral Tablet, Chewable
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg Oral Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Diphenhydramine 25 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Diphenhydramine 50 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Diphenhydramine 50 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Diphenhydramine 50 Mg/30 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Diphenhydramine 50 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Diphenhydramine 6.25 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Diphenhydramine Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Diphenhydramine is available in the following forms:

  • Disintegrating Tablet
  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Extended Release Suspension
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Injectable Solution
  • Mouthwash
  • Mouthwashes
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Powder
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Strip
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet
  • Prefilled Syringe
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Lotion
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Solution
  • Topical Spray