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Benadryl Maximum Strength Severe Allergy & Sinus Headache Caplets (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)

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  • Drug Facts:

    Active Ingredients:

    (in each caplet)                          Purposes:


      500 mg                                      Pain reliever


      HCl 25 mg                                Antihistamine


      HCl 30 mg                               Nasal decongestant


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


    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
    • glaucoma
    • thyroid disease
    • diabetes
    • high blood pressure
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • 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
    • excitability may occur, especially in children
    • avoid alcoholic drinks
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
    • new symptoms occur
    • redness or swelling is present
    • pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

    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
    • do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
    • adults and children 12 years of age and over: 2 caplets
    • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

    Other Information:

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

    Inactive Ingredients:    Carnauba wax, crospovidone, FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, and titanium dioxide

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

    How Supplied:    Available in 20 Caplets (capsule-shaped tablets).

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