Daily Medication Pearl: Diphenhydramine (Banophen)

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Diphenhydramine (Banophen) temporarily relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies, hay fever, and the common cold.

Medication Pearl of the Day: Diphenhydramine (Banophen)

Indication: Diphenhydramine (Banophen) is an antihistamine that temporarily relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies, hay fever, and the common cold.

Insight:

  • Dosing: Take diphenhydramine every 4-6 hours.
  • Dosage forms: Capsules
  • Adverse events: Drowsiness, dizzinessconstipationstomach upset, blurred vision, or dry mouth/nose/throat may occur.
  • Mechanism of action: This medication works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that the body makes during an allergic reaction.
  • Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson

Sources:

DailyMed - BANOPHEN- diphenhydramine hcl capsule (nih.gov)

Major Analgesic Caplets Banophen, 50mg, 1000s, Compare to Benadryl, ND — Devine Express

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