Benadryl DR Syrup 100ml


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DEXTROMETHORPHAN 7.5MG
By Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd
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Drug Information for Benadryl DR Syrup 100ml

What is BENADRYL DR Syrup used for?

BENADRYL DR Syrup lozenges/syrup/tablet is used for the treatment of cough.

BENADRYL DR Syrup may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does BENADRYL DR Syrup work?

BENADRYL DR Syrup belongs to the class of drugs called anti-tussive agents. The drug acts by suppressing cough reflexes by acting on the cough centres in the brain, thereby reducing the cough.

How to take BENADRYL DR Syrup?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take BENADRYL DR Syrup lozenges/syrup/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Place BENADRYL DR Syrup lozenges in the mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly.

If you miss a dose of BENADRYL DR Syrup, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of BENADRYL DR Syrup include the following:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe drowsiness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with BENADRYL DR Syrup?

Drugs that interact with BENADRYL DR Syrup include the following:

  • Citalopram
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Furazolidone
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Mirtazapine
  • Olanzapine
  • Ondansetron
  • Quinidine
  • Selegiline
  • Terbinafine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of BENADRYL DR Syrup?

The following are the most common side effects of BENADRYL DR Syrup:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach pain

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Slow heartbeat
  • Unusual excitement
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Difficulty in breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking BENADRYL DR Syrup?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to BENADRYL DR Syrup or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of BENADRYL DR Syrup.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if BENADRYL DR Syrup causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid BENADRYL DR Syrup during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take BENADRYL DR Syrup if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking BENADRYL DR Syrup?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about BENADRYL DR Syrup

  1. How should BENADRYL DR Syrup be stored?
  2. BENADRYL DR Syrup should be stored at room temperature (15-30°C) away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Can BENADRYL DR Syrup be used to treat cough caused due to asthma?
  4. No. BENADRYL DR Syrup is not recommended to treat cough caused due to asthma.

  5. Is it safe to take BENADRYL DR Syrup in depression patients?
  6. No. It is advised not to take BENADRYL DR Syrup in depression patients, as it worsens the condition.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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