Generic Name(s): diphenhydramine / phenylephrine
Drug Class: decongestant/ antihistamine combination
Treats: Common cold ,Allergies ,Sinusitis ,Bronchitis, Hay fever
Pediaphyl D is a combination medication that used to treat hay fever, allergies, the common cold and a variety of other breathing complications such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Pediaphyl D is also used to relieve watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose and throat.
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Pediaphyl D Uses
Pediaphyl D is an antihistamine and a decongestant combination. The antihistamine works by interfering with the activities of histamine.
Histamine is produced naturally by the body during an allergic reaction. The decongestant works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nasal passage to relieve a stuffy nose. Note that Pediaphyl D will not treat a cough resulting from asthma, emphysema or asthma. Also, Pediaphyl D is not safe or effective to be used in children below the age of six years. Pediaphyl D is used to treat:
- Common cold
- Hay fever
Pediaphyl D Dosage
Pediaphyl D should be used as directed by the doctor. The doctor may use factors such as your weight, medical history and response to treatment to determine the Pediaphyl D dose. The time, length and interval between doses are determined by the severity of the condition being treated. Equally, the amount of Pediaphyl D to be used depends on the strength of the drug. Below is the Pediaphyl Ddosage
- 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours
If you miss a Pediaphyl D dosage, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the subsequent dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the regular schedule.
Pediaphyl D Side Effects
Just like any other drug using Pediaphyl D will cause side effects. The extent of the side effects may vary from one patient to the other. Not all side effects may be reported but do not hesitate to contact your doctor immediately you experience the severe side effects listed below. Mild side effects may go away as the body gets used to the effects of the drug.
Common Pediaphyl D Side Effects:
- Loss of appetite
- Upper stomach pain
Call the Doctor if You Experience These Severe Side Effects:
- Severe headache
- Severe dizziness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Tightness in the chest
Pediaphyl D may cause other side effects not listed above
Pediaphyl D Interactions
Below is a list of drugs and substances that can interact with Pediaphyl D. In most instances, Pediaphyl D may not be combined with other drugs unless under the doctor's direction. Seek your doctor's advice before using any new medications or substances.
Drugs that Interact With Pediaphyl D:
- Benadryl Allergy
- Butalbital Compound
- Lidocaine Viscous
Pediaphyl D may interact with other drugs and substances not listed above. Be sure to share a list of all drugs, both prescription and non-prescription as well as dietary supplements that you may be using to help monitor possible interactions with your doctor.