Diphenhydramine is an inverse agonist A substance that initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor.
Diphenhydramine may affect the activity of anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin.
Diphenhydramine is in a class of medications called antihistamines.
Diphenhydramine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. In particular, CYP2D6 demonstrates higher affinity catalysis with the diphenhydramine substrate than the other isoenzymes 7. As a result, diphenhydramine is being investigated for its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties.
Diphenhydramine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Diphenhydramine should not be used to cause sleepiness in children.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
The concomitant use of Lexapro with MAOIs intended to treat depression is contraindicated.
Increases in the levels of ammonia in the blood, with or without lethargy or coma, have been reported and may be present despite normal liver function tests.
Taking this drug may increase your risk of blood clots.
This is important with all types of infections, but it is especially important in streptococcal infections, which can lead to serious heart problems if they are not cleared up completely.
Hives are not contagious are triggered by an allergic response to a substance. Avoiding allergy triggers at home is one of the best ways to prevent allergy symptoms. Directions for administration should be followed and it should not be used in animals that are allergic to it and other antihistamines.
Diphenhydramine can also be used to help you relax and fall asleep. Cognitive and other adverse effects of diphenhydramine use in hospitalized older patients. Also, a user may be less likely health fall asleep on dimenhydrinate, but the sedative properties of diphenhydramine far outweigh the stimulant properties of what is attached to it.