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Benadryl Allergy & Cold Caplets

BENADRYL Allergy & Cold Caplets (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare) Capsule Shaped Tablets

Drug Facts:

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:
    • runny nose
    • nasal congestion
    • headache
    • fever
    • sore throat
    • muscular aches
    • sneezing
    • minor aches and pains
  • 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, including one applied topically.

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:

  • new symptoms occur
  • sore throat is severe
  • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
  • symptoms do not get better
  • you need to use more than 10 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • fever occurs and lasts more than 3 days
  • 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)
  • adults and children 12 years of age and over: 2 caplets
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor
  • take every 6 hours while symptoms persist
  • 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:   Corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, and zinc stearate

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

How Supplied

Benadryl Allergy & Cold caplets are supplied in boxes of 24.


NOTE: These photos can be used only for identification by shape, color, and imprint. They do not depict actual or relative size.

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Further information

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