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Benadryl Cough Syrup

Name: Benadryl Cough Syrup
Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson Ltd
MRP: Rs. 142.66
Unit Price: Rs. 142.66
Package Price: Rs. 142.66 (Qty.: 1)
Package Form: Bottle
Medicine Form: Syrup

What is Benadryl?

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.

Composition of Benadryl:

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.

What is Benadryl Used for?

The therapeutic indications of Benadryl are as follows:

  • Allergic bronchitis
  • Allergic cough
  • Uvulitis

Other respiratory conditions which have not been mentioned above may also respond to Benadryl cough syrup.

Side Effects of Benadryl:

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:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Throat pain
  • Dry throat
  • Nose congestion

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.

Precautions for Benadryl Consumption:

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:

  • Benadryl can be safely consumed by patients of every age group. However, it should be used only as mentioned in a physician's prescription.
  • Adult patients are advised to refrain from driving vehicles immediately after a dose of Benadryl, as the medicine tends to induce sleepiness.
  • Children who are on a course of Benadryl should not be given the medicine before school time preferably.
  • Pregnant ladies and lactating mothers should consult with their gynecologist before using Benadryl.
  • Patients should inform their doctor about any other medicine they might be taking, before starting a course of Benadryl.

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.

Benadryl Alternatives:

Information about other medicines resembling Benadryl in chemical composition and therapeutic action is not available.

Benadryl FAQs:

  • Does Benadryl help to treat dry cough as well as wet cough?
    Different forms of Benadryl syrup are available for dry and wet cough. Patients should take the medicine depending on nature of their cough.

  • Can Benadryl be used to treat throat infection?
    Benadryl will provide symptomatic relief from cough experienced during throat infection. But for the treatment of infection itself, antibiotic therapy will be required.