Diphenydramine

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Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®, Sominex®, and many others) is a medication commonly used for the treatment of allergies. Depending on the particular product, it can also be used to relieve common cold symptoms and treat insomnia. It belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines and works by blocking a specific type of histamine receptor in the body. Most people appear to tolerate this medication well, but potential side effects include coordination problems, drowsiness, and heartburn or indigestion.
 
(Click Diphenhydramine to learn about other diphenhydramine uses, for general information on when and how to take this drug, and for more information on how the medication works. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on diphenhydramine.)
 
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