Label: BENADRYL- diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, film coated

  • NDC Code(s): 50580-226-50, 50580-226-51, 50580-226-52, 50580-226-53, view more
    50580-226-54, 50580-226-56, 50580-226-62
  • Packager: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division

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Updated July 15, 2020

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    Drug Facts

  • Active ingredient (in each tablet)

    Diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg

  • Purpose


  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
      • runny nose
      • sneezing
      • itchy, watery eyes
      • itching of the nose or throat
    • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold:
      • runny nose
      • sneezing
  • Warnings

    Do not use

    • to make a child sleepy
    • with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on skin

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
    • glaucoma
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers

    When using this product

    • marked drowsiness may occur
    • avoid alcoholic drinks
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
    • excitability may occur, especially in children

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

  • Directions

    • take every 4 to 6 hours, or as directed by a doctor
    • do not take more than 6 times in 24 hours
    adults and children 12 years and over1 to 2 tablets
    children 6 to under 12 years1 tablet
    children under 6 yearsdo not use
  • Other information

    • each tablet contains: calcium 15 mg
    • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F). Protect from light.
    • do not use if carton is opened or if blister unit is broken
  • Inactive ingredients

    carnauba wax, croscarmellose sodium, D&C red no. 27 aluminum lake, dibasic calcium phosphate, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide

  • Questions or comments?

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    NDC 50580-226-51



    Diphenhydramine HCl 25mg | Antihistamine

    ✓ Sneezing
    ✓ Runny Nose
    ✓ Itchy, Watery Eyes
    ✓ Itchy Throat

    *small tablet size

    actual size

    24 TABLETS

    diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:50580-226
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (UNII: TC2D6JAD40) (Diphenhydramine - UNII:8GTS82S83M) Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride25 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    Carnauba Wax (UNII: R12CBM0EIZ)  
    Croscarmellose Sodium (UNII: M28OL1HH48)  
    D&C red no. 27 aluminum lake (UNII: ZK64F7XSTX)  
    Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate (UNII: O7TSZ97GEP)  
    Hypromellose, Unspecified (UNII: 3NXW29V3WO)  
    Magnesium Stearate (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    Microcrystalline Cellulose (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    Polyethylene Glycol, Unspecified (UNII: 3WJQ0SDW1A)  
    Polysorbate 80 (UNII: 6OZP39ZG8H)  
    Titanium Dioxide (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorPINKScoreno score
    FlavorImprint Code B;WL;25
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:50580-226-501 in 1 CARTON06/04/2012
    1100 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:50580-226-512 in 1 CARTON06/04/2012
    212 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    3NDC:50580-226-532 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product06/04/2012
    4NDC:50580-226-5460 in 1 CARTON07/27/2015
    42 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    5NDC:50580-226-624 in 1 CARTON01/02/2017
    52 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    6NDC:50580-226-524 in 1 CARTON06/04/2012
    612 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    7NDC:50580-226-563 in 1 PACKAGE02/01/2013
    7NDC:50580-226-524 in 1 CARTON
    712 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph finalpart34109/01/2008
    Labeler - Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division (878046358)