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"May 2, 2010 -- Manufacturing defects have led to the recall of 43 child and infant liquid formulations of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl by McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

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Benadryl® Allergy (diphenhydramine) Uses

  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
    • itchy, watery eyes
    • itching of the nose or throat
  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold:
    • runny nose
    • sneezing



  • do not use more than directed (see OVERDOSE warning)

adults and children 12 years of age and over 25 mg to 50 mg (1 to 2 capsules).
children 6 to under 12 years of age 12.5 mg ** to 25 mg (1 capsule).
children under 6 years of age consult a doctor

**12.5 mg dosage strength is not available in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ® Allergy Kapseals® Capsules.

Other information

  • store at 59° to 77°F in a dry place
  • protect from light


Available in:
Ultratabs® tablets: Box of 24's, 48's, & 100's
Kapseals® capsules: Box of 24's & 48's

FDA rev date: 7/1/1997

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/13/2007

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