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. Some products marketed in Australia and New Zealand as a cough medicine with the Benadryl name contain diphenhydramine. In the United Kingdom, the active component of Benadryl is often the antihistamine acrivastine, or cetirizine.
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.
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