What is Benadryl?
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine medication mainly used to treat allergies. It can also be used for insomnia, symptoms of the common
cold, tremor in parkinsonism, and nausea. It is taken by mouth, injected into a vein, injected into a muscle, or applied to the skin
What is Benadryl used for?
Diphenhydramine is used to relieve red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by hay fever, allergies, or the common cold. Diphenhydramine is also used to relieve cough caused by minor throat or airway irritation
Is it OK to take Benadryl to sleep?
For people who take an antihistamine such as Benadryl for a cold or allergies, drowsiness is often a welcome side effect. But a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert cautions against turning to this type of medication as a sleep aid.
Does Benadryl make you drowsy or sleepy?
Diphenhydramine blocks the effects of histamine in your brain and this reduces symptoms. It enters the brain in large quantities and this can make you feel drowsy
How long does Benadryl take to wear off?
For the average healthy adult, elimination half-life ranges from 6.7 to 11.7 hours. So between 6 to 12 hours after taking Benadryl, half the drug will be eliminated from the body. Within two days, the drug will be completely gone from the body.
How much Benadryl can I take?
How much Benadryl is recommended and how often should I take it? For mild allergy symptoms in adults and children ages 12 years and older, 25 mg to 50 mg of Benadryl is recommended every 4 to 6 hours. The most you should take in a 24-hour period is 300 mg
Where to buy benadryl in Namibia?
It is available at Namib Pharmacy, health warehouse and other pharmacies and drug store I n Namibia