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Diphenhydramine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, relieves symptoms of hay fever, allergy and common cold. Symptoms may include itching, rash, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes or nose, throat, cough and sneezing. It also prevents and treats nausea, vomiting and dizziness which is caused by motion sickness. Diphenhydramine can also help you relax and fall asleep.

You should not use Diphenhydramine if you are allergic to it. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor if you have a liver or kidney disease, breathing disorder, blockage in digestive tract, urinary problems, thyroid disorder or chronic bronchitis. Some possible side effects of using it can be drowsiness, constipation, blurred vision, stomach upset or dry mouth or nose may occur. A severe allergic reaction is rare. If any of these effects persist, let your doctor know immediately.

This drug is available as a tablet, capsule, or liquid form to take by mouth with or without food. Your dosage is based on your medical condition, age and response to treatment. To prevent motion sickness or help you sleep, take the dose 30 minutes before travel or bedtime.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Diphenhydramine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Facial swelling
Difficulty in swallowing
Sickness
Throat disorder.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Kufma cr syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Kufma cr syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Kufma cr syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
No data available
Does this affect kidney function?
Cntraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment.
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Diphenhydramine as ingredient
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Acinta Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Respidil Syrup
Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Diphecol Liquid
Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Koncidryl Syrup
Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Labocof Syrup
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Scordryl Syrup
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Topex Syrup
Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Libra Drugs India
Biodryl Syrup
Euphoric Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Tordryl Syrup
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Aaron Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medreich Lifecare Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Lupihist Plus Syrup
Lupin Ltd
Diphenhydramine the drug is used against hypersensitive reactions, as antiparkinson, as hypnotic and in drugs against common cold. It is a histamine H1 antagonist and has sedative effect on patients. The drug basically acts against free histamine as it binds to the HA-receptor sites.
What are you using Diphenhydramine for?
Cough
Other
allergy and common cold
hay fever
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Stomach Pain
Other
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from productive coughing medical they gave me lupihist syrup combination of diphenhydramine hydrochloride, ammonium chloride and sodium citrate. Can I take this will it works for me.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Dear Labrate user, you are suffering from productive cough and taking cough syrup given by the chemist. Firstly if this cough is of short duration 3-4 day and not associated with fever and other symptom then it's ok. Otherwise you need thorough checkup.

I am 56 years Male, I am suffering from loss of sex may be due to usage of ssri drug + ppi+ bromazepam+ hydryllin (diphenhydramine)

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I am 56 years Male, I am suffering from loss of sex may be due to usage of ssri drug + ppi+ bromazepam+ hydryllin (di...
Vrihad vangeshwar ras 125 mg twice a day kamdev awleh 10 gm twice a day relief in 8-10 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only.

Hi, I got rashes and a little wound near testis and on testis its damn hurtful I used anti rashes cream but it doesn't work so what should I do now?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, I got rashes and a little wound near testis and on testis its damn hurtful I used anti rashes cream but it doesn'...
Anti-itch creams containing 1% hydrocortisone cream can be effective. Oral antihistamines like diphenhydramine and hydroxyzine can be helpful in controlling the itching. Moisturizing lotions.

Popular Health Tips

Hives (Urticaria)!

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Hives (Urticaria)!

 

Hives (urticaria), also known as welts, is a common skin condition with itchy, pink to red bumps that appear and disappear anywhere on the body. An individual lesion of hives typically lasts a few hours before fading away, and new hives can appear as older areas disappear.

Hives can be triggered by many things, including:

  • Medications
  • Infections with viruses, bacteria, or fungi
  • Environmental allergies such as insect bites, pollen, mold, or animal dander
  • Physical exposures such as heat, cold, water, sunlight, or pressure
  • A medical condition such as gland diseases, blood diseases, or cancer
  • Food allergies, such as strawberries, eggs, nuts, or shellfish
  • Stress.

Signs and Symptoms-

  • Hives can affect any skin surface.
  • Hives are usually an itchy rash that can also burn or sting

Self-Care Guidelines-

If you are experiencing mild hives, you might

  • Take cool showers
  • Apply cool compresses
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine or loratadine

When to Seek Medical Care-

If your child's hives make it difficult to breathe or swallow or if your child feels lightheaded, call an ambulance.
In other, non-urgent, situations, see your doctor if the hives do not improve with treatment or if they continue to appear for more than a few days.

Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe-

After confirming that you have hives, the doctor will work with you to discover the possible cause. The doctor will take a detailed medical history and may do blood tests, urine tests, or X-rays.
Obviously, the best treatment for hives is to discover any triggers and stop your exposure to them. However, most people with hives do not know the cause, and they require medications to get rid of the hives.

The most common medications for hives include:

  • Sleep-causing (sedating) type-1 antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, or cetirizine
  • Non-sleep-causing (non-sedating) type-1 antihistamines such as loratadine, fexofenadine, or desloratadine
  • Type-2 antihistamines such as anitidine, cimetidine, or famotidine
  • Doxepin
  • Montelukast, zafirlukast, or zileuton

In rare situations, the doctor might prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid pills.

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Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

Women, who travel during pregnancy, tend to face a lot of complications. However, most women can travel safely with a little advance preparation. In case you are pregnant and will be travelling locally or even overseas, take care and ensure to follow these tips so that you and your child remain protected and sound.

Different systems are utilised to classify medicines with respect to their use in and during pregnancy. As a rule, it is preferable to gather particular information depending upon the implications of a given medication during pregnancy instead of just relying on an over-the-counter medicine.

These are the important medicines that are required for women who travel during their pregnancy:

  1. Analgesics that can be utilised in pregnancy during travel include acetaminophen and a few opiates.
  2. Headache medicines like aspirin may be strong, therefore, try to take something with a little amount of the same salt. Other mitigating operators could bring about the untimely closure of the ductus arteriosus.
  3. Constipation may require a gentle mass laxative. A few direct cures are regularly helpful in removing the side effects of morning sickness after travel, and these may avert motion sickness as well.
  4. Nonprescription cures include ginger, which as a powder can be blended with food or beverages, for example, tea.
  5. It is likewise accessible in the form of candies as well.
  6. Also, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is powerful in diminishing side effects of morning infection and is accessible in tablet frame, and also capsules and candies.
  7. Antihistamines, for example, meclizine and dimenhydrinate, are regularly utilised as a part of pregnancy for morning sickness and motion sickness and seem to have a decent health record.
  8. Medicines can be utilised to counteract or treat allergies or nausea. However, a large number of them can make you drowsy.
  9. Talk with your specialist about what is best for you in case that you think you require a solution for motion sickness. Regularly utilised solutions are diphenhydramine (Benadryl), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), and scopolamine.
  10. In case that you get diarrhoea, the best thing to do is drink a lot of liquid refreshments while you sit and relax. In any case, your specialist may give you an anti-microbial you can take in case the loose motions are extreme. Try not to take items containing bismuth, for example, Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate.

The main thing you need to do is meet with a specialist who has practical experience in travel pharmaceutical, no less than four to six weeks before you take off. A travel solution expert can audit your agenda, make suggestions relating to your health dangers and give you any antibiotics or medicines you may require. You need to likewise talk with your obstetrician about your travel as well so he or she can ensure it is all right for you to travel while you are expecting.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS MS DNB MNAMS NYAMS
Urologist, Mohali
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition which results in the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate grand is situated near the Urethra (a tube which helps flush out the urine from the bladder). Generally, the chance of developing BPH increases after one crosses the age of 50. But it is yet unknown as to why some men experience more severe symptoms than others.

Causes of BPH
This condition generally occurs because of old age and affects almost all men above the age of 75. It occurs because of the various hormonal changes and changes in cell growth that the body goes through, as one becomes old. Sometimes BPH can set in due to genetics. If BPH sets in due to genetically reasons, it usually is quite severe and affects men before they reach 60.

Symptoms of BPH
Quite a few men who develop BPH, experience no symptoms at all. But when symptoms of BPH, known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUT) start, they can be either mild or very severe. The severity of the symptoms is not related to the extent of the enlargement. Many a times men with only a mild enlargement complain about severe symptoms, while men with a highly enlarged prostate gland have not complained about any discomfort faced. 

Symptoms of BPH tend to worsen due to cold weather and also because of physical and emotional overexertion. There are certain medicines, which should be avoided if you suffer from BPH, as they have a tendency to worsen your symptoms, for example diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline spray and other antidepressants.

The symptoms of BPH are related to bladder emptying and issues with bladder storage.

Symptoms related to the urine drainage from the bladder are:

  1. Strain while urinating
  2. Weak urine flow
  3. Some dribbling after urination
  4. Sudden urge to urinate
  5. Pain while urinating

Symptoms related to storage of urine in the bladder are:

  1. Waking during the night to urinate
  2. Urinating frequently during the day and at night
  3. Sudden urge to urinate, which may be hard to control

It however, has to be kept in mind that these symptoms may not primarily occur due to prostate enlargement, but are the result of other conditions like urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, neurological disorders and even diabetes. Thus, it is essential that you visit a doctor and get the cause for these symptoms diagnosed properly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a urologist.

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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Zirakpur
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition which results in the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate grand is situated near the Urethra (a tube which helps flush out the urine from the bladder). Generally, the chance of developing BPH increases after one crosses the age of 50. But it is yet unknown as to why some men experience more severe symptoms than others.

Causes of BPH
This condition generally occurs because of old age and affects almost all men above the age of 75. It occurs because of the various hormonal changes and changes in cell growth that the body goes through, as one becomes old. Sometimes BPH can set in due to genetics. If BPH sets in due to genetically reasons, it usually is quite severe and affects men before they reach 60.

Symptoms of BPH
Quite a few men who develop BPH, experience no symptoms at all. But when symptoms of BPH, known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUT) start, they can be either mild or very severe. The severity of the symptoms is not related to the extent of the enlargement. Many a times men with only a mild enlargement complain about severe symptoms, while men with a highly enlarged prostate gland have not complained about any discomfort faced. 

Symptoms of BPH tend to worsen due to cold weather and also because of physical and emotional overexertion. There are certain medicines, which should be avoided if you suffer from BPH, as they have a tendency to worsen your symptoms, for example diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline spray and other antidepressants.

The symptoms of BPH are related to bladder emptying and issues with bladder storage.

Symptoms related to the urine drainage from the bladder are:

  1. Strain while urinating
  2. Weak urine flow
  3. Some dribbling after urination
  4. Sudden urge to urinate
  5. Pain while urinating

Symptoms related to storage of urine in the bladder are:

  1. Waking during the night to urinate
  2. Urinating frequently during the day and at night
  3. Sudden urge to urinate, which may be hard to control

It however, has to be kept in mind that these symptoms may not primarily occur due to prostate enlargement, but are the result of other conditions like urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, neurological disorders and even diabetes. Thus, it is essential that you visit a doctor and get the cause for these symptoms diagnosed properly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a urologist.

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Benign Prostrate Hyperplasia And Its Symptoms!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Agra
Benign Prostrate Hyperplasia And Its Symptoms!

Benign Prostrate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition which results in the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostrate grand is situated near the Urethra (a tube which helps flush out the urine from the bladder). Generally, the chance of developing BPH increases after one crosses the age of 50. But it is yet unknown as to why some men experience more severe symptoms than others.

Causes of BPH
This condition generally occurs because of old age and affects almost all men above the age of 75. It occurs because of the various hormonal changes and changes in cell growth that the body goes through, as one becomes old. Sometimes BPH can set in due to genetics. If BPH sets in due to genetically reasons, it usually is quite severe and affects men before they reach 60.

Symptoms of BPH
Quite a few men who develop BPH, experience no symptoms at all. But when symptoms of BPH, known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUT) start, they can be either mild or very severe. The severity of the symptoms is not related to the extent of the enlargement. Many a times men with only a mild enlargement complain about severe symptoms, while men with a highly enlarged prostate gland have not complained about any discomfort faced. 

Symptoms of BPH tend to worsen due to cold weather and also because of physical and emotional overexertion. There are certain medicines, which should be avoided if you suffer from BPH, as they have a tendency to worsen your symptoms, for example diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline spray and other antidepressants.

The symptoms of BPH are related to bladder emptying and issues with bladder storage.

Symptoms related to the urine drainage from the bladder are:

  1. Strain while urinating
  2. Weak urine flow
  3. Some dribbling after urination
  4. Sudden urge to urinate
  5. Pain while urinating

Symptoms related to storage of urine in the bladder are:

  1. Waking during the night to urinate
  2. Urinating frequently during the day and at night
  3. Sudden urge to urinate, which may be hard to control

It however, has to be kept in mind that these symptoms may not primarily occur due to prostate enlargement, but are the result of other conditions like urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, neurological disorders and even diabetes. Thus, it is essential that you visit a doctor and get the cause for these symptoms diagnosed properly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Diphenhydramine
When is Diphenhydramine prescribed?
What are the side effects of Diphenhydramine ?
Key highlights of Diphenhydramine
Medicines containing Diphenhydramine
How does medicine works?