Diphen

What is Diphen?

Diphenhydramine (; abbreviated DPH, sometimes DHM) is a first-generation antihistamine possessing anticholinergic, antitussive, antiemetic, and sedative properties that is mainly used to treat allergies. It is also used in the management of drug-induced parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal symptoms. The drug has a strong hypnotic effect and is FDA-approved as a nonprescription sleep aid, especially in the form of diphenhydramine citrate. It is produced and marketed under the trade name Benadryl by McNeil-PPC (a division of Johnson & Johnson) in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa (trade names in other countries include Dimedrol, Daedalon, and Nytol). It is also available as a generic or store brand medication.

Diphenhydramine was one of the first antihistamines developed in the late 1940s and is the prototype of the ethanolamine class of first-generation antihistamines, which also includes orphenadrine, phenyltoloxamine, doxylamine, and halogenated diphenhydramine derivatives.

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HI.....i HAVE AN OSTOMY FOR 9 YRS BECAUSE I HAD CROHNS..I WAS TOLD A FEW MONTHS AGO I NO LONGER HAVE IT.I WAS HOPEING FOR A REVERSE...BUT IVE HAD...

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Good day! I'm sorry you are experiencing such confusing symptoms, hopefully we can work to clear some things up so you can feel more confident and...

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My mother s doctor gave her diphen/atropine and promtheethazine 25mg this morning for diarrhea and vomiting. She is .87. He told us she was dry but...

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Yes, sleepiness is a well known side effect of diphenhydramine. The dryness is a known side effect of...

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Does diphenhydramine HCL have any effect on kidneys?

THE REASON I ASK IS BECAUSE I HAVE A CREATININE LEVEL WHICH IS JUST AT THE TOP OF THE...

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diphenhydramine is safe

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if you have a serum creatinine of 1.5 it shows that you have early kidney damage. As per...

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Does diphenhydramine HCL have any effect on kidneys? THE REASON I ASK IS BECAUSE I HAVE A CREATININE LEVEL WHICH IS JUST AT THE TOP OF THE...

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My mother s doctor gave her diphen/atropine and promtheethazine 25mg this morning for diarrhea and vomiting. She is .87. He told us she was dry but...

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