Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Diphenhydramine

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Diphenhydramine.

Class of drug

  • Ethanolamine antihistamine.

Description

Physical properties

  • Powder that darkens with light exposure.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature.

Uses

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Indications

  • A component of some cough suppressantsand is used in the management of coughing.
  • Reduces pruritus and vomiting (antihistaminic (H1) effects); effective in preventing motion sickness .

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • CNS depressant drugs.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Scott D W & Miller W H Jr (1993)Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents in the management of canine allergic pruritis.J S Afr Vet Assoc64(1), 52-56.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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