Question

Nasal Agent

Who should not take Benadryl?

A Answers (1)

  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Benadryl should not be taken by anyone with a known allergy to any ingredient in the product.  Benadryl may not be appropriate for everyone due to the potential interaction with a variety of medications, side effects and risks related to other medical conditions. Benadryl may not be right for you if you have these conditions:

    • glaucoma
    • ulcers
    • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
    • diabetes
    • persistent cough or cough with mucus
    • enlarged prostate
    • asthma
    • hyperthyroid disease
    • diseases of the heart
    • hypertension
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    If you are currently taking or recently stopped taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), you should talk to your doctor prior to taking Benadryl. Benadryl should never be used for the purpose of sedation in children.

Did You See?  Close
Who should take Benadryl?