Nursing Drug Guide from 2003 States that Benadryl should be used with caution in those with asthma attack. In another Drug book, I think it was Mosby's, it was totally contraindicated for acute asthmatic attack. I could find no where the reason for either. My enquiring mind wants to know why the hospital would prescribe this med. every 6 hours for someone who had come in with an acute asthma attack, and what should be my reasoning for holding it. Can't just say it's "contraindicated." Why is it? Esp. if the pt. has already been getting it.[:I]