Benadryl

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Benadryl
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Paramedic drug study Benadryl diphenhydramine antihistamine
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  1. Benadryl

    Names / Class
    Diphenhydramine

    Anti-histamine
  2. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Mechanism of Action
    • H1 receptor antagonist blocks histamine release.
    • Also has considerable anticholinergic activity and some sedative effects.
  3. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 10 - 15 minutes
    • 1 hour
    • 6 - 8 hours
    • 1 - 4 hours
  4. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Indications
    • Allergic reactions
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Also effective in extrapyramidal symptoms
  5. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Contraindications
    • Known hypersensitivity to the medication
    • Nursing mothers
  6. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Precautions
    • Caution in Pts with:
    • Asthma
    • Narrow-angle glaucoma
    • benign prostatic hypertrophy
  7. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Side Effects
    • Drowsiness
    • Dizziness
    • HA
    • Fatigue
    • Palpitations
    • Euphoria
    • Urinary frequency
    • Blurred vision
    • Dries bronchial secretions
  8. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Adult Dose
    25 - 50 mg slow IV push, or deep IM
  9. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Pedi Dose
    2 - 5 mg/kg
  10. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Max Dose
    50 mg
  11. Benadryl / Diphenhydramine

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV
    • IM
    • PO

    Pill, liquid, VialĀ  ?

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