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Benadryl Family Dry Forte

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Generic Name: Dextromethorphan hydrobromide
Product Name: Benadryl Family Dry Forte

Indication

Used for symptom relief in non-productive coughNot to be used in asthma, COPD or respiratory failure

Action

Acts by suppressing the cough center in the brain

Dose advice

Adult:

15-30mg 3-4 times daily

Child:

  • 2-5 years: 3mg, 3-4 times daily
  • 5 years: 7.5-15mg, 3-4 times daily
  • Not to be used in children < 2years

Pregnancy:

Safe to use. ADEC category A

Lactation:

No data available but should be safe to use

Schedule

S2

Common side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drug Interactions:
    • Alcohol- increased drowsiness; avoid combined use
    • CNS depressants- increased respiratory depression; avoid concurrent use
    • MAOIs- May cause serotonin syndrome; avoid concomitant use

Uncommon side effects

  • Respiratory depression (rare)

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 October, 2015

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