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Benadryl

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SIDE EFFECTS

When using this product:

  • marked drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

Read the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

Read the Benadryl Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/13/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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