Diphenhydramine

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Diphenhydramine
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2013-11-27 21:09:01
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  1. Benedryl
       Classification
    Antihistamine
  2. Benedryl
       Action
    • -Competes w/histamines at receptor sites
    • -Reverses dystonic reactions
  3. Benedryl
       Indications
    • -Allergic reactions
    • -Adjunct to epi in treating anaphylaxis
    • -Dystonic reactions
  4. Benedryl
       Contraindications
    • -Glaucoma
    • -Acute asthma
    • -Lactating mother
  5. Benedryl
       Adverse Effects
    • Cardio
    • Bradycardia
    • Hypotension
    • Palpitations

    • Neuro
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Dilated pupils
    • Seizures

    • GI
    • Dry mouth
    • Nausea
    • Vomit

    • Respiratory
    • Wheezing
    • Mucus plugs
  6. Benedryl
       Administration
    • 50-100mg slow IV/IO @25mg/min
    • Deep IM
  7. Benedryl
       Pediatrics
    1mg/kg slow IV/IO over several mins
  8. Benedryl
       Onset
       Duration
    • Onset
    • IV: 1-5 mins
    • IM: 10-15 mins

    • Duration
    • 3-4 hrs
  9. Benedryl
       Note
    -May precipitate acute asthma due to drying effect on bronchial mucosa and thickening of secretions.

    -May increase ocular pressure in glaucoma due to AS like effect.

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