Label: BENADRYL- diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, film coated

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

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Drug Label Information

Updated March 30, 2022

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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 pouch is torn or damaged
    • see above for lot number and expiration date
  • 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?

    call 1-877-717-2824 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect)


    Repackaged and Distributed by:
    Select Corporation
    Carrollton, TX 75007

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division
    Fort Washington, PA 19034 USA

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 2 Tablet Pouch Single-Pack


    2 Tablets

    PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 2 Tablet Pouch Single-Pack
    diphenhydramine hydrochloride tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:52904-960(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:52904-960-041 in 1 BLISTER PACK09/01/2008
    12 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:52904-960-052 in 1 BLISTER PACK09/01/2008
    22 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    3NDC:52904-960-2020 in 1 CARTON09/01/2008
    32 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    4NDC:52904-960-2525 in 1 CARTON09/01/2008
    42 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    5NDC:52904-960-3030 in 1 CARTON09/01/2008
    52 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34109/01/2008
    Labeler - Select Corporation (053805599)