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. Diphenhydramine also can cause sleepiness. The product is not recommended for use to make a child sleep.[1] Some products marketed in Australia and New Zealand as a cough medicine with the Benadryl name contain diphenhydramine.[2]

In the United Kingdom, the active component of Benadryl is often the antihistamine acrivastine,[3] or cetirizine.[4]

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.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Benadryl oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD". WebMD. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  2. ^ "ARTG, PI and CMI results searching for Benadryl". Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia. 
  3. ^ "Benadryl Allergy Relief - Summary of Product Characteristics". eMC. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics". eMC. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Pfizer Consumer Healthcare" (Press release). Johnson & Johnson. June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition Of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare" (Press release). Johnson & Johnson. December 20, 2006. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 

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