Benadryl Extra Strength Spray

Generic Name: Diphenhydramine HCl, Zinc acetate

  • Other names:

    Benadryl Readymist Itch Stopping Spray
  • What is this medication?

    Benadryl Extra Strength Spray is a topical analgesic and skin protectant. It is intended to temporarily relieve pain and itching related to insect bites, minor burns, skin irritations, and cuts, sunburn, scrapes, and rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It can also dry the oozing and weeping of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Benadryl Extra Strength Spray is for external use only.

    Do not use more of this product than directed.

    This product is flammable; keep it away from fire or flame.

    Do not use this product on large areas of your body.

    When using this product, avoid contact with eyes.

    Do not use Benadryl Extra Strength Spray with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one taken by mouth.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if your condition gets worse or does not improve within 7 days; your symptoms last for more than 7 days; or your symptoms clear up then occur again within a few days.

    Keep Benadryl Extra Strength Spray out of the reach of children. If it is swallowed, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Ask a doctor before using this product on chicken pox or measles.
  • What are the possible side effects of Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Do not use with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even products taken by mouth.

    Do not use more than directed.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    If Benadryl Extra Strength Spray is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Benadryl Extra Strength Spray with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one taken by mouth.
  • What is the usual dosage of Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Adults and children 2 years: Spray the product to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Benadryl Extra Strength Spray?

    Store at room temperature.