diphenhydramine


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Related to diphenhydramine: Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, Diphenhydramine HCl

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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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.
A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents.
Urticaria If mild: Observe the patient; consider use of diphenhydramine (Benadryl[R]), 25-50 mg po/IM or 25 mg IV.
The OTC products for adults and children to be marketed include children's cough and cold diphenhydramine strips, and sore throat strips with benzocaine and menthol.
Based on ASTHPHYLLIN, the company's proprietary ethical drug indicated for asthma, the new product contains diprophylline, dl-methylephedrine hydrochloride, noscapine, and diphenhydramine hydrochloride, and helps alleviate coughing and loosen phlegm.
This immediate bronchoconstriction was inhibited by 49% (compared with untreated animals) in animals that were pretreated with budesonide, by 71% in animals pretreated with albuterol, by 58% in animals pretreated with atropine, and by 47% in animals pretreated with diphenhydramine.
Short-term solutions for insomnia often include the over-the-counter drug diphenhydramine hydrochloride, found in Benadryl and Tylenol PM, though Brandes warned that the medication can cause a hangover effect the next day and should not be used for more than short bouts of insomnia, as the body will build a tolerance to the substance.
It adds that traces of a nonprescription drug containing diphenhydramine, typically used to aid sleep, were found in both pilots.
The report added that traces of a drug containing diphenhydramine, typically used to aid sleep, were found in the bodies of both pilots.
Each child was then randomly assigned to receive dextromethorphan (DM), diphenhydramine (an over-the-counter antihistamine), or placebo.