Label: BENADRYL ALLERGY- diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, coated

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph final

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Drug Label Information

Updated April 13, 2011

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    Drug Facts

  • Active ingredient (in each gelcap)

    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

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

    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

    • if needed, repeat dose every 4 to 6 hours
    • do not take more than 6 times in 24 hours
    adults and children 12 years of age and over1 to 2 gelcaps
    children 6 to under 12 years of age1 gelcap
    children under 6 years of agedo not use this product in children under 6 years of age
  • Other information

    • each gelcap contains: calcium 35 mg
    • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F). Avoid high humidity.
    • do not use if carton is open or if blister unit is broken
    • see side panel for lot number and expiration date
  • Inactive ingredients

    benzyl alcohol, black iron oxide, butylparaben, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, crospovidone, D&C red #28, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, edetate calcium disodium, FD&C red #40, gelatin, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, propylparaben, red iron oxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium propionate, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide

  • Questions or comments?

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    Benadryl 25mg

    diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:21695-811(NDC:50580-580)
    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
    butylparaben (UNII: 3QPI1U3FV8)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorPINK, WHITE (with gray subcoat band) Scoreno score
    FlavorImprint Code Ben;A
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:21695-811-243 in 1 CARTON
    18 in 1 BLISTER PACK
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph finalpart34101/01/2009
    Labeler - Rebel Distributors Corp (118802834)
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Rebel Distributors Corp118802834RELABEL, REPACK