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diphenhydramine

This medicine is used to provide symptomatic relief from allergic symptoms caused by histamine release including nasal allergies and allergic dermatoses. It can be used in combination with epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis (sudden allergic reaction), treatment or prevcention of motion sickness, used to prevent cough, management of Parkinsonian syndrome, used in itching associated with insect bites, minor cuts, burns and rashes.

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in stenosis peptic ulcer (sores in lining of stomach) and pyloroduodenal obstruction (obstruction at the opening of the stomach into the duodenum).

Side effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience dry mouth, constipation,weakness,restlessness, liver impairment, skin rash, early menstrual period, frequent urinations, purpura (purple spots on skin),thrombocytopenia (low platelets),palpitations,weight gain, blurred vision, and drowsiness. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Expert Advice

Indications : 
This medicine is used to provide symptomatic relief from allergic symptoms caused by histamine release including nasal allergies and allergic dermatoses. It can be used in combination with epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis (sudden allergic reaction), treatment or prevcention of motion sickness, used to prevent cough, management of Parkinsonian syndrome, used in itching associated with insect bites, minor cuts, burns and rashes.

Pregnancy: 
This medication is contraindicated in pregnancy. Consult your doctor before. 

Lactation: 
This medication is contraindicated or not recommended in lactating females. Consult your doctor before using this medication. 


Contraindications:

This medication is contraindicated in stenosis peptic ulcer (sores in lining of stomach) and pyloroduodenal obstruction (obstruction at the opening of the stomach into the duodenum).

Precautions:
This medicine is known to cause some sedation so try to avoid driving or operating machinery. Use with caution in patients with narrow angle glaucoma (eye disorder), urinary tract obstruction, hyperthyroidism (increased activity of thyroid gland), increased eye pressure, heart impairment. Myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease), epilepsy (seizures),protrate gland enlargement, asthma, COPD (long term breathing problems), kidney or liver impairment and elderly.

Adverse effects:
Patients using this medication may at times experience dry mouth, constipation,weakness,restlessness, liver impairment, skin rash, early menstrual period, frequent urinations, purpura (purple spots on skin),thrombocytopenia (low platelets),palpitations,weight gain, blurred vision, and drowsiness. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

FAQs

Indications:

This medication is used for treating allergic reactions such as watery eyes, flu, hay fever, runny nose, common cold, etc. It can also be used to treat insomnia, nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, management of symptoms associated with Parkinsonian Syndrome, for pain relief due to insect bites (on skin), and minor cuts and burns. sickness respectively.

Storage:

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Side Effects:

Dry mouth, constipation, blurring of vision, anorexia, hepatic (liver) dysfunction, skin reactions such as rashes, weight gain, wheezing, chest tightness, and decreased libido.

Precautions:

Patients with breathing problems must be cautious, avoid doing work that requires alertness such as driving immediately after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness, trouble urinating, heart patients should be cautious, patients with Myasthenia Gravis should be cautious, and patients with hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) impairment should be cautious.

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

This medicine is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly used orally (through mouth) with or without meals. The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Take it 30 minutes before sleeping and traveling if you are using this medicine for insomnia and motion sickness. Consult your doctor before use.

Contraindications:

Patients with gastrointestinal problems should be cautious.

Medicines containing diphenhydramine

Sydinate 12.5mg|5ml

By Sayyed

Pack size: 60ml

Rs.11

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