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Benadryl allergy sinus headache caplets gelcaps

Drug Facts:

Active Ingredients:

(in each caplet)                        Purpose:

Acetaminophen 500 mg             Pain reliever

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
    • sneezing
    • headache
    • 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
  • pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • 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: (Caplets): Candelilla wax, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, and zinc stearate

(Gelcaps):  Colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, D&C yellow no. 10 Al lake, FD&C green no. 3 Al lake, gelatin, hypromellose, polysorbate 80, stearic acid and titanium dioxide.

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

How Supplied

Benadryl Allergy & Sinus Headache is available in boxes of 24 and 48 caplets, and boxes of 24, 48 and 72 gelcaps.