Benadryl is an antihistaminic syrup which helps in treatment of allergic cough. Histamine is an ingredient which helps in controlling allergic reactions which are normal body responses to harmful external stimuli.
Benadryl is chemically composed of Diphenhydramine which is an antihistamine. This is the active ingredient of Benadryl and will act via the medium of other inactive ingredients. The inactive ingredients do not interfere with drug action.
The therapeutic indications of Benadryl are as follows:
Other respiratory conditions which have not been mentioned above may also respond to Benadryl cough syrup.
Benadryl tends to produce side effects if it is used in excess or without any indication. The medicine also tends to produce unpleasant symptoms in those who are hypersensitive or allergic to Diphenhydramine. Some of these side effects have been mentioned below:
Apart from the above mentioned symptoms, patients might experience other side effects too from use of Benadryl. Doctor must be notified immediately and prompt treatment must be sought to avoid further health complications.
Every medicine comes with a set of instructions which should be followed by patients who consume that medicine. Some of the instructions associated with consumption of Benadryl are mentioned below:
The above mentioned and any other instructions that patients might be given about usage of Benadryl, should be followed in order to avoid harmful drug reactions.
Information about other medicines resembling Benadryl in chemical composition and therapeutic action is not available.