Generic Name: DIPHENHYDRAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen) Benadryl Allergy Quick Dissolv Oral Uses
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve
symptoms of allergy, hay fever and the common cold. These symptoms include
rash, itching, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, cough, runny nose and
sneezing. It is also used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness
caused by motion sickness. Diphenhydramine can also be used to help you relax
and fall asleep.
This medication works by blocking a certain natural
substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its
drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by
blocking another natural substance made by your body
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger t...
Full Question: I take hydrocodone for stress/migraine headaches. I am currently breastfeeding my 6 week old son. My doctor told me to go ahead and breastfeed, and then take one or two tablets depending on how bad the pain is. I am wondering how long the medicine stays in my system? I don’t want my baby to get any of it but I know that whatever I eat or drink goes through my breast milk. They reassure me that it is safe to take these but does my baby also get it? Courtney. Answer: Dear Courtney; You didn't mention how often your headaches come; assuming they are only once a week or so hydrocodone with acetaminophen might be all right since they both have short half lives, which means that they leave the body pretty quickly. Therefore, if you just breast-fed (at least four to six hours after the last dose), that would mean there was very little medication left in your milk. The same would be true for migraine specific medications like triptans, especially...
Generic Name: DIPHENHYDRAMINE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen) Benadryl Maximum Strength Top Uses
This medication is used to temporarily relieve itching and
pain caused by minor burns/cuts/scrapes, sunburn, insect bites, minor skin
irritations, or rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison
Diphenhydramine belongs to a class of drugs known as
antihistamines. It works by blocking the effects of a certain natural substance
(histamine) that causes itching. This product may also contain other
ingredients (skin protectants such as zinc acetate) that help to dry the oozing
and weeping caused by irritation from poisonous plants. Read the product
package for more information.
Depending on the brand and the form of diphenhydramine
skin product you are using, the package information may state that its use is
not recommended in children younger than 2, 6, or 12 years unless directed by
If you are self...
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