Diphenhydramine 50 mg Capsule, 100 Count

Diphenhydramine 50 mg Capsule, 100 Count

Quick Overview

Diphenhydramine does not require a prescription, but should be used under the direction of a veterinarian.

Description

Diphenhydramine (active ingredient in Benedryl®) is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies, including skin allergies. Diphenhydramine has also been used to treat motion sickness. It has moderate sedating effects. Diphenhydramine does not require a prescription, but should be used under the direction of a veterinarian. Our pharmacy can make diphenhydramine into a chewtab, oral liquid or transdermal.

No Rx required. Please use under the direction of a veterinarian.

What is this medication used for? Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies, insect bites or stings and other causes of itching. It is also administered for its sedative and antiemetic effects in the treatment of motion sickness and travel anxiety. In addition it is used for its antitussive properties.

Which species take this medication? Cats and Dogs

What are the active ingredients? Diphenhydramine HCL

Is there a generic available? No

What are any precautions I should know about or side effects to this medication? Do not use this medication in animals that are allergic to it or other antihistamines. Do not use in animals with glaucoma, prostate disease, urinary obstruction, and high blood pressure. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Use with caution when given with other CNS (central nervous system)-depressant drugs such as tranquilizers or barbiturates. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking. Side effects of diphenhydramine include drowsiness, dry mouth and urinary retention. Rarely, vomiting and diarrhea can occur.

Directions for use: Give 0.5 – 2mg per lb of body weight every 8 -12 hours, as directed by veterinarian.

Missed dose: If you miss a dose, give it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.

Overdose: Symptoms of overdose can include seizures, extreme drowsiness, coma, respiratory depression, and death. Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room in the event of any of these symptoms

How will my veterinarian monitor if this medication is working properly? Itching, sneezing, scratching, and vomiting should decrease or cease all together.

Storage: Store at room temperature, away from excess heat, light, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep medication away from children and pets.