diphenhydramine/Benadryl

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Author:
Malvarez
ID:
127975
Filename:
diphenhydramine/Benadryl
Updated:
2012-01-15 16:14:23
Tags:
diphenhydramine Benadryl
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Description:
Type of drug; antihistamine
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  1. Mechanism of Action;
    decreases allergic response by blocking histamine
  2. Indications;
    allergic reaction
  3. Contraindications & Precautions;
    • Contraindications; acute asthma attack, COPD.
    • Precautions; cardiac disease, hypertension, glaucoma, elderly
  4. Route and Dosage:
    IV 10-50 mg; Peds 2-5 mg/kg IV/IM
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    seizures, CNS depression

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