Children's Benadryl Allergy

Generic Name: Diphenhydramine

  • Other brand names:

    Children's Benadryl Allergy FastMelt Tablets, Children's Benadryl Allergy Perfect Measure, Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquid, Children's Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy Liquid
  • What is Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Children's Benadryl Allergy contains an antihistamine. It is intended to temporarily relieve runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat, due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Do not use Children's Benadryl Allergy to make a child sleepy.

    Do not use this product with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on the skin.

    Marked drowsiness may occur when using this product. Avoid alcoholic drinks while taking this product. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful while driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Do not use this product in children under the age of 2. Do not use this product in children 2 to 5 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis; if you have glaucoma; or if you are on a sodium-restricted diet or have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Ask a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    When taking this product, marked drowsiness may occur. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful while driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    This product may cause excitability, especially in children.

    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 Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Avoid drinking alcohol when you are using this product.

    Do not use Children's Benadryl Allergy to make a child sleepy.

    Do not use this product with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on the skin.

    Do not take this product more than 6 times in 24 hours.

    For Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquid and Children's Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy Liquid, use only enclosed dosing cup specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Children's Benadryl Allergy is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Children's Benadryl Allergy with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Take this product every 4 to 6 hours. Do not take this product more than 6 times in 24 hours.

    FastMelt:

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 to 4 tablets.

    Children 6-11 years: Take 1 to 2 tablets.

    Children 2 to 5 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Children <2 years: Do not use.

    Perfect Measure:

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 to 4 pre-filled spoons.

    Children 6-11 years: Take 1 to 2 pre-filled spoons.

    Children 2 to 5 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Children <2 years: Do not use.

    Liquid and Dye-Free Liquid:

    Children 6-11 years: Take 5 to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoons). Use only enclosed dosing cup designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.

    Children 2 to 5 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Children <2 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Children's Benadryl Allergy?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid high humidity for the FastMelt tablets. Protect the Perfect Measure and the liquid from light.