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Benadryl Allergy & Cold Tablets (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)

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  • Active Ingredients

    (in each caplet):                                Purposes:

       500 mg............................................Pain reliever/fever reducer

    Diphenhydramine HCl
       12.5 mg...........................................Antihistamine

    Pseudoephedrine HCl
       30 mg..............................................Nasal decongestant


    • temporarily relieves these symptoms of hay fever and the common cold:
      • sneezing
      • runny nose
      • headache
      • minor aches and pains
      • sore throat
      • nasal congestion
    • temporarily relieves these additional symptoms of hay fever:
      • itching of the nose or throat
      • itchy, watery eyes
    • temporarily reduces fever


    Alcohol warning:    If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take acetaminophen or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Acetaminophen may cause liver damage.

    Do not use:

    • with another product containing any of these active ingredients
    • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
    • with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on skin.

    Ask a doctor before use if you have:

    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • glaucoma
    • diabetes
    • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers

    When using this product:

    • do not use more than directed
    • marked drowsiness may occur
    • avoid alcoholic drinks
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
    • excitability may occur, especially in children

    Stop use and ask a doctor if:

    • you get nervous, dizzy or sleepless
    • new symptoms occur
    • pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • sore throat is severe
    • redness or swelling is present
    • sore throat lasts for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Overdose warning:    Taking more than the recommended dose may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


    • do not use more than directed (see overdose warning )
    • take every 6 hours while symptoms persist
    • adults and children 12 years of age and over:   2 caplets
    • children under 12 years of age:   ask a doctor
    • do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

    Other Information:

    • store at 59° to 77°F in a dry place

    Inactive Ingredients:    candelilla wax, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, and zinc stearate


    Call 1-800-524-2624 (English/Spanish), weekdays, 9 AM - 5 PM EST

    How Supplied:    Available in boxes of 24 tablets

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