Benadryl

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Benadryl is a brand name for a number of different antihistamine medications used to treat allergies. In the United States and Canada, it is the first-generation antihistamine diphenhydramine. In the United Kingdom, the active component of is often the antihistamine acrivastine,[1] or cetirizine.[2] Some products marketed in Australia and New Zealand as a cough medicine with the Benadryl name contain diphenhydramine.[3]

Benadryl is available for by mouth or topical use. It is marketed without a prescription by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Before 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.[4][5] Benadryl Chesty Cough & Nasal Congestion contains guaifenesin (an expectorant) and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride as the active ingredients.[6]

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  1. ^ "Benadryl Allergy Relief - Summary of Product Characteristics". eMC. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics". eMC. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "ARTG, PI and CMI results searching for Benadryl". Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia. 
  4. ^ "Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Pfizer Consumer Healthcare" (Press release). Johnson & Johnson. June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition Of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare" (Press release). Johnson & Johnson. December 20, 2006. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ Benadryl for the Family Chesty Cough & Nasal Congestion Oral Liquid ; accessed Oct. 13, 2011

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