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Benadryl

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The generic name of this medication is diphenhydramine and brand names are Aler-Tab, Allergy, Allermax, Altaryl, Benadryl, Children's Allergy, Diphen Cough, Diphenhist, Dytuss, Q-Dryl, Siladryl, Silphen Cough, Simply Sleep, Sleep-ettes, Sominex Maximum Strength Caplet and Theraflu Thin Strips Multi Symptom.

The active ingredient of this medication is diphenhydramine hydrochloride.

This medication is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
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17 Apr 2012 Benadryl works for allergies or a mild cold or flu, but never when symptoms are more severe. I use it usually for my allergies and it is currently working well.
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20 Jan 2012 I rarely take Benedryl- but when I do, it works well. It helps a rash go away faster, and is less itchy.
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08 Jan 2012 This medication helps me to sllep while I have a cold, but it is difficult for me to wake up.
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27 Dec 2011 Works pretty well and takes effect quite quickly. Helpful with bug bites. Does make me a little sleepy and shaky.
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25 Nov 2011 Seems to work well though causes immediate drowsiness
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