diphenhydramine


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diphenhydramine

 [di″fen-hi´drah-mēn]
an antihistamine with anticholinergic effects; the hydrochloride salt is used for relief of allergic symptoms, for treatment of anaphylaxis, parkinsonism, and motion sickness or other causes of nausea, vomiting, or vertigo, and as an antitussive; administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously. The hydrochloride and citrate salts are used as sedatives and hypnotics and as ingredients in cough and cold preparations; administered orally.

diphenhydramine

/di·phen·hy·dra·mine/ (di″fen-hi´drah-mēn) a potent antihistamine, used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of allergic symptoms and for its anticholinergic, antitussive, antiemetic, antivertigo, and antidyskinetic effects, and as the hydrochloride or citrate salt as a sedative and hypnotic.

diphenhydramine

(dī′fĕn-hī′drə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A sedating antihistamine drug, C17H21NO, used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat symptoms of colds and allergic conditions, motion sickness, insomnia, and parkinsonism.

Benadryl

A proprietary antihistamine developed in the mid-1940s which, like other older sedating agents, has been associated with fatal RTAs/MVAs.
 
Adverse effects Drowsiness, heartburn, dizziness.

diphenhydramine

Diphenadril An anticholinergic and sedative antihistamine. See Imipramine.

diphenhydramine

An ANTIHISTAMINE drug with useful sedative and anti-itching properties. It is a constituent in many over-the counter cough and decongestant remedies with brand names such as Benylin Chesty Cough, Benylin Children's Night Coughs, Benylin with Codeine, Benylin Cough and Congestion, Benylin Dry Cough, Boots Night Time Cough Syrup, Benylin Expectorant, Contac 400, Conovia Night Time Formula, Nirolex for Night Time Coughs, Nytol and so on.

diphenhydramine

an antihistamine used as the hydrochloride in treatment of allergic disorders and also for its sedative, antiemetic, antitussive, local anesthetic, and anticholinergic effects. Well known as Benadryl.
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Diphenhydramine is an inverse agonist of the histamine H1 receptor.
We separated clients who were premedicated with diphenhydramine from clients who did not receive pre-treatment diphenhydramine (some physicians routinely premedicated clients prior to TPE, while others did not).
ZzzQuil contains diphenhydramine HCI, which helps to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, helping you to sleep soundly so you can wake up refreshed.
The sedating effect of diphenhydramine may last, so you may be drowsy the next day, even if you did sleep well.
Once again, he was discharged with a diagnosis of allergic reaction and instructions to take diphenhydramine and acetaminophen.
A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents.
Standard-issue diphenhydramine, loratadine, and cetirizine are all effective in treating your child's allergies no matter what the cause or time of year
The medicines range from the highly anticholinergic--such as tolterodine, Parkinson's disease drugs such as amantadine (Symmetrel), the anti-reflux medication cimetidine (Tagamet) and allergy or sleep medications containing diphenhydramine (Benadryl)--to other drugs with weaker anticholinergic effects, including anti-reflux drugs such as ranitidine, the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) and the diuretics ("water pills") furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide.
Diphenhydramine and, in some cases, ephedrine are included in the Greenberger protocol.
Diphenhydramine is available over the counter for allergies and as a sleep aid.
Take a sustained-release, first-generation antihistamine (the kind that can make you drowsy) like diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), bromphenifamine (Dimetapp), or clemastine (Contac, Tavist).