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|Diphenhydramine can be used to treat allergies.|
What is diphenhydramine?
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine medication used to treat allergies, motion sickness or insomnia.
Diphenhydramine is commonly sold under the brand name Benadryl. It is available over the counter, without a prescription from your health care provider.
Diphenhydramine is safe when you use it in the right way. It can be harmful if:
What are the symptoms of diphenhydramine poisoning?
If you take too much diphenhydramine, or take it in a way that could be harmful, you may:
What should I do if someone has diphenhydramine poisoning?
If someone has taken diphenhydramine in a way that could be harmful, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222, chat online or text POISON to 85511. We can also answer other questions you have about diphenhydramine. If you can, bring the medication bottle to the phone or computer.
|If someone has passed out or is not breathing, call 911 right away.|
How can I prevent diphenhydramine poisonings?
To prevent diphenhydramine poisonings:
Last Updated: Wednesday May 4th 2016