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Benadryl Family Dry

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Generic Name: Dextromethorphan hydrobromide; Diphenhydramine hydrochloride; Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Product Name: Benadryl Family Dry

Indication

Benadryl for the Family â??Dry treats colds and flu symptoms when an unproductive cough (without phlegm) is present. It helps to relieve sneezing, coughing, itchy, watery red eyes and a runny or blocked nose

Action

Benadryl for the Family Original contains:
-Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. It blocks the action of histamine which is the cause of many allergic symptoms eg. sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. It also relieves cough.
-Pseudoephedrine – acts as a decongestant (clears a blocked and runny nose) by constricting blood vessels in the nose.
-Dextromethorphan- helps to stop coughing by inhibiting the cough centre in the brain

Dose advice

May cause drowsiness, take precautions whilst driving or operating heavy machinery
Should not be taken with alcohol or other sedatives
-Adults (> 12 years)- 10 mL every 6 hours
-Children (6-12 years)- 5 mL; every 6 hoursÃ?

Children (2-5 years) – 2.5 mL every 6 hours.

Not to be used in children under 2 without medical advice.

Do not exceed 4 doses in 24 hours. Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you are taking antidepressant suffer from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, glaucoma, asthma, peptic ulcer disease or prostatic hypertrophy. Seek medical advice if unsure about use

Schedule

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Common side effects

Impaired alertness, sedation or insomnia may occur.

Uncommon side effects

Rare side effects may include tiredness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, difficultly concentrating, difficulty with cooridination, irritability, difficulty sleeping, euphoria, nervousness, insomnia, tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, palpitation, sweating, flushing, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, difficulty urinating and blurred vision.

-In overdose adults may experiences restlessness, disorientation and children may experiences agitation and fits.

Seek medical advice immediately if any of the above are suspected.

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For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


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