Label: DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE solution

  • NDC Code(s): 0121-0489-00, 0121-0489-04, 0121-0489-05, 0121-0489-10, view more
    0121-0978-00, 0121-0978-10
  • Packager: Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL

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Updated July 20, 2020

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  • SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

    Rx ONLY

  • DESCRIPTION

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is an antihistamine drug having the chemical name 2-(diphenylmethoxy)-N,N -dimethylethylamine hydrochloride and has the molecular formula C 17H 21NO•HCI (molecular weight 291.82). It occurs as a white odorless, crystalline powder and is freely soluble in water and alcohol. The structural formula is as follows:

    Diphenhydramine chemical structure

    Each 5 mL contains 12.5 mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride and alcohol 14% for oral administration.  Inactive Ingredients:  Citric acid, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Red No. 40, flavoring, purified water, sodium citrate, and sucrose. 

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative effects. Antihistamines appear to compete with histamine for cell receptor sites on effector cells.

    A single oral dose of diphenhydramine hydrochloride is quickly absorbed with maximum activity occurring in approximately one hour. The duration of activity following an average dose of diphenhydramine hydrochloride is from four to six hours. Diphenhydramine is widely distributed throughout the body, including the CNS. Little, if any, is excreted unchanged in the urine; most appears as the degradation products of metabolic transformation in the liver, which are almost completely excreted within 24 hours.

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride in the oral form is effective for the following indications:

    Antihistaminic

    For allergic conjunctivitis due to foods; mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema; amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma; dermatographism; as therapy for anaphylactic reactions adjunctive to epinephrine and other standard measures after the acute manifestations have been controlled.

    Motion Sickness

    For active and prophylactic treatment of motion sickness.

    Antiparkinsonism

    For parkinsonism (including drug-induced) in the elderly unable to tolerate more potent agents; mild cases of parkinsonism (including drug-induced) in other age groups; in other cases of parkinsonism (including drug-induced) in combination with centrally acting anticholinergic agents.

    Nighttime Sleep-aid.

  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Use in Neonates or Premature Infants

    This drug should not be used in neonates or premature infants.

    Use in Nursing Mothers

    Because of the higher risk of antihistamines for infants generally, and for neonates and prematures in particular, antihistamine therapy is contraindicated in nursing mothers.

    Antihistamines are also contraindicated in the following conditions

    Hypersensitivity to diphenhydramine hydrochloride and other antihistamines of similar chemical structure.

  • WARNINGS

    Antihistamines should be used with considerable caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma, stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloroduodenal obstruction, symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy, or bladder-neck obstruction.

    Use in Pediatric Patients

    In pediatric patients, especially, antihistamines in overdosage may cause hallucinations, convulsions, or death. As in adults, antihistamines may diminish mental alertness in pediatric patients. In the young pediatric patient, particularly, they may produce excitation.

    Use in the Elderly (approximately 60 years or older)

    Antihistamines are most likely to cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients.

  • PRECAUTIONS

    General

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride has an atropine-like action and therefore, should be used with caution in patients with a history of bronchial asthma, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease or hypertension. Use with caution in patients with lower respiratory disease including asthma.

    Information for Patients

    Patients taking diphenhydramine hydrochloride should be advised that this drug may cause drowsiness and has an additive effect with alcohol. Patients should be warned about engaging in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating appliances, machinery, etc.

    Drug Interactions

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride has additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, etc.). MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines.

    Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

    Long-term studies in animals to determine mutagenic and carcinogenic potential have not been performed.

    Pregnancy

    Pregnancy Category B

    Reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits at doses up to 5 times the human dose and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to diphenhydramine hydrochloride. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

    Pediatric Use

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride should not be used in neonates and premature infants (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).

    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride may diminish mental alertness, or, in the young pediatric patient, cause excitation. Overdosage may cause hallucinations, convulsions, or death (see WARNINGS and OVERDOSAGE).

    See also DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    The most frequent adverse reactions are underscored.

    1. General: Urticaria, drug rash, anaphylactic shock, photosensitivity, excessive perspiration, chills, dryness of the mouth, nose and throat.
    2. Cardiovascular System: Hypotension, headache, palpitations, tachycardia, extrasystoles.
    3. Hematologic System: Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
    4. Nervous System: Sedation,sleepiness,dizziness,disturbedcoordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesia, blurred vision, diplopia, vertigo, tinnitus, acute labyrinthitis, neuritis, convulsions.
    5. GI System: Epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation.
    6. GU System: Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, early menses.
    7. Respiratory System: Thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest or throat and wheezing, nasal stuffiness.

    To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc. at 1-800-845-8210 of FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

  • OVERDOSAGE

    Antihistamine overdosage reactions may vary from central nervous system depression to stimulation. Stimulation is particularly likely in pediatric patients. Atropine-like signs and symptoms, dry mouth; fixed, dilated pupils; flushing and gastrointestinal symptoms may also occur.

    If vomiting has not occurred spontaneously, the patient should be induced to vomit. This is best done by having him drink a glass of water or milk after which he should be made to gag. Precaution against aspiration must be taken, especially in infants and children.

    If vomiting is unsuccessful, gastric lavage is indicated within 3 hours after ingestion and even later if large amounts of milk or cream were given beforehand. Isotonic or 1/2 isotonic saline is the lavage solution of choice.

    Saline cathartics, as milk of magnesia, by osmosis draw water into the bowel and therefore are valuable for their action in rapid dilution of bowel content.

    Stimulants should not be used.

    Vasopressors may be used to treat hypotension.

  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    DOSAGE SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND THE RESPONSE OF THE PATIENT.

    A single oral dose of diphenhydramine hydrochloride is quickly absorbed with maximum activity occurring in approximately one hour. The duration of activity following an average dose of diphenhydramine hydrochloride is from four to six hours.

    Adults

    25 to 50 mg three to four times daily. The nightime sleep aid dosage is 50 mg at bedtime.

    Pediatric Patients (over 20 lbs.)

    12.5 to 25 mg three or four times daily. Maximum daily dosage not to exceed 300 mg. For physicians who wish to calculate the dose on the basis of body weight or surface area, the recommended dosage is 5 mg/kg/24 hours or 150 mg/m2/24 hours.

    Data are not available on the use of diphenhydramine hydrochloride as a nighttime sleep-aid in children under 12 years.

    The basis for determining the most effective dosage regimen will be the response of the patient to medication and the condition under treatment.

    In motion sickness, full dosage is recommended for prophylactic use, the first dose to be given 30 minutes before exposure to motion and similar doses before meals and upon retiring for the duration of exposure

  • STORAGE

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from freezing and light.

  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Each 5 mL of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Oral Solution USP (clear purple/red liquid, cinnamon/anise flavor) contains 12.5 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride with 14% alcohol and is supplied in the following oral dosage forms:

    NDC: 0121-0489-04: 118 mL (4 oz) bottle

    NDC 0121-0489-05:  5 mL unit dose cup

    NDC 0121-0489-00:  Case contains 100 unit dose cups of 5 mL (0121-0489-05) packaged in 10  trays of 10 unit dose cups each.

    NDC 0121-0978-10:  10 mL unit dose cup

    NDC 0121-0978-00:  Case contains 100 unit dose cups of 10 mL (0121-0978-10) packaged in 10  trays of 10 unit dose cups each. 

  • SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

    Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
    Greenville, SC 29605

    www.paipharma.com

    R02/20

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 5 mL Unit Dose Cup Label

    Delivers 5 mL
    NDC 0121-0489-05

    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCl 

    ORAL SOLUTION USP

    12.5 mg/5 mL

    Alcohol 14%
    FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
    [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
    Rx ONLY

    PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
    SEE INSERT

    A04890500

    5 mL Unit Dose Cup Label

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 10 mL Unit Dose Cup Label

    Delivers 10 mL
    NDC 0121-0978-10

    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCl 

    ORAL SOLUTION USP

    25 mg/10 mL

    Alcohol 14%
    FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
    [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
    Rx ONLY

    PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
    SEE INSERT

    A04891001

    10 mL Unit Dose Cup Label

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 118 mL (4 oz) bottle

    Delivers 118 mL 
    NDC 0121-0489-04

    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE ORAL SOLUTION, USP

    12.5 mg/5 mL

    Each 5 mL (Teaspoonfull) contains: 

    Diphenhydramine HCl 12.5 mg

    Alcohol 14%

    Rx Only

    118 mL

    PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
    www.paipharma.com

    X0489040719

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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE 
    diphenhydramine hydrochloride solution
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0121-0489
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: TC2D6JAD40) (DIPHENHYDRAMINE - UNII:8GTS82S83M) DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE12.5 mg  in 5 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    ALCOHOL (UNII: 3K9958V90M)  
    CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE (UNII: 2968PHW8QP)  
    D&C RED NO. 33 (UNII: 9DBA0SBB0L)  
    FD&C RED NO. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    SODIUM CITRATE (UNII: 1Q73Q2JULR)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorpinkScore    
    ShapeSize
    FlavorCINNAMONImprint Code
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:0121-0489-0010 in 1 CASE02/10/1982
    110 in 1 TRAY
    1NDC:0121-0489-055 mL in 1 CUP, UNIT-DOSE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:0121-0489-04118 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product08/29/2019
    3NDC:0121-0489-1010 in 1 CASE02/10/1982
    310 in 1 TRAY
    310 mL in 1 CUP, UNIT-DOSE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA08751302/10/1982
    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE 
    diphenhydramine hydrochloride solution
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0121-0978
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: TC2D6JAD40) (DIPHENHYDRAMINE - UNII:8GTS82S83M) DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE25 mg  in 10 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    ALCOHOL (UNII: 3K9958V90M)  
    CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE (UNII: 2968PHW8QP)  
    D&C RED NO. 33 (UNII: 9DBA0SBB0L)  
    FD&C RED NO. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    SODIUM CITRATE (UNII: 1Q73Q2JULR)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorpinkScore    
    ShapeSize
    FlavorCINNAMONImprint Code
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:0121-0978-0010 in 1 CASE02/10/1982
    110 in 1 TRAY
    1NDC:0121-0978-1010 mL in 1 CUP, UNIT-DOSE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA08751302/10/1982
    Labeler - Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc. (044940096)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.097630693manufacture(0121-0489, 0121-0978)