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Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Class
Antihistamine with anticholinergic and sedative effects.
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Route
IV Push (25 mg/minute)
IM
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Dose
Adult: 25 - 50 mg

Pediatric: 1-2 mg/kg
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Drug Action
-Blocks histamine receptor sites in allergic reactions.
-Reverses side effects of dystonic reactions caused by phenothiazines.
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Indications
Allergic Reactions
Dystonic reactions
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Precautions
Acute asthma attack; (Do not give to asthma pts.)
Notify BioTel prior to administering if pts have a hx of glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, or bladder neck obstruction.
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Side Effects
Drowsiness/sedation
Thickening of bronchial secreations.
Dry mouth
Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

Contraindications
none