Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough

Generic Name: Diphenhydramine HCl

  • Other names:

    Night Time Triaminic Thin Strips Cold and Cough
  • What is this medication?

    Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough contains an antihistamine/cough suppressant and a nasal decongestant. It is intended to temporarily relieve sneezing, itchy nose or throat, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes due to hay fever, nasal and sinus congestion, and cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    Do not use this product in children <4 years. Do not use this product in children 4 or 5 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

    Do not use this product in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease or depression, as well as other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

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

    Do not use this product for the purpose of making your child sleepy.

    When using this product, do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not give >6 doses of this product in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

    When using this product, marked drowsiness may occur. Sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Stop using this product and consult a doctor if nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs; symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever; or the cough persists for more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a prescription drug your child is taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if the child has heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, glaucoma, a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus), a chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with asthma, or a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if the child is taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

  • What are the possible side effects of Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    When using this product, marked drowsiness may occur. Sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Excitability may occur, 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 using this drug.

  • What should I avoid while using Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    Do not give >6 doses of this product in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

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

    Do not use this product for the purpose of making your child sleepy.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    When using this product, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    This product may be given every 4 hours. Do not give >6 doses of this product in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

    Children 6- <12 years: Take 2 teaspoonfuls (10 milliliters, or mL) or, if using the thin strips, allow 1 strip to dissolve on the tongue.

    Children 4- <6 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Children <4 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough?

    Store at room temperature.