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Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules

Bayview Pharmacy's Diphenhyamamine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This design allows for the gradual release of the active ingredient over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects. This formulation is used to treat conditions such as insomnia, allergic rhinitis, motion sickness, pruritus, and urticaria. The slow release mechanism also reduces dosing frequency, thereby improving patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

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Formula Information

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Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules is a versatile medication used to treat a range of conditions such as insomnia, allergic rhinitis, motion sickness, pruritus, and urticaria. This first-generation antihistamine functions by inhibiting the action of histamine, a substance produced by the body during an allergic reaction. The slow-release capsule formulation, which incorporates Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, ensures a gradual release of the medication into the body, thereby providing a sustained therapeutic effect.

For insomnia treatment, Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules can be taken at bedtime to aid in sleep induction. In the case of allergic rhinitis, it can be administered to alleviate symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and a runny nose. For motion sickness, it can be taken to mitigate nausea and vomiting. For pruritus, it can be used to alleviate itching. For urticaria, it can be administered to reduce the swelling and itching associated with hives.

Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules is a safe and effective medication for treating a variety of conditions. However, it is crucial to adhere to your healthcare provider's instructions when taking this medication. The slow-release formulation offers several benefits, including sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance, particularly for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile. If you have any queries regarding the use of this medication, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy.

Drug Interactions

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Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication over an extended period. This formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules may interact with other medications, including those used to treat insomnia, allergic rhinitis, motion sickness, pruritus, and urticaria. It is crucial for patients to inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Additionally, any allergies or medical conditions that may affect the effectiveness of this medication should be disclosed to the healthcare provider.

Patients should not take Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules if they are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or tricyclic antidepressants. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided while taking this medication. It is important to note that this medication may cause drowsiness, and patients should refrain from driving or operating machinery until they understand how this medication affects them.

Side effects may include dry mouth, blurred vision, and difficulty urinating. If any of these side effects occur, patients should immediately contact their healthcare provider. This medication may also interact with other medications, including anticholinergics, antihistamines, and antispasmodics. Certain foods, such as dairy products, citrus fruits, and chocolate, may also interact with this medication.

Medical conditions, including glaucoma, asthma, and urinary tract obstruction, may interact with this medication. If you have any questions about the interactions of Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules, please consult with your healthcare provider.

How Does it Work

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Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules are a versatile medication designed to treat a range of conditions such as insomnia, allergic rhinitis, motion sickness, pruritus, and urticaria. The unique slow release formulation, made possible by the use of Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, ensures a gradual release of the active ingredient, diphenhydramine, over an extended period. This method of delivery not only minimizes the risk of side effects but also maintains a consistent level of the medication in the body, enhancing its therapeutic effects.

For insomnia sufferers, the slow release formulation of diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg capsules can help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and improve sleep quality. It is recommended to take the medication at least 30 minutes before bedtime and to avoid combining it with other medications that may induce drowsiness.

In the case of allergic rhinitis, diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg slow release capsules can help alleviate symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and a runny nose. As with all medications, it is crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and avoid combining it with other drowsiness-inducing medications.

For motion sickness, diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg slow release capsules can help mitigate symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Again, it is important to take the medication as directed and avoid combining it with other medications that may induce drowsiness.

For pruritus, diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg slow release capsules can help alleviate itching. As always, it is important to take the medication as directed and avoid combining it with other medications that may induce drowsiness.

For urticaria, diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg slow release capsules can help alleviate symptoms of hives. It is important to take the medication as directed and avoid combining it with other medications that may induce drowsiness.

If you have any questions about the use of diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg slow release capsules for any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

Other Uses

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Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules, formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer, are designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication over an extended period of time. This formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile. These capsules can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. They are effective in managing cough, cold, and flu symptoms, as well as nausea and vomiting. They can also be used to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors, muscle stiffness, and difficulty sleeping. Furthermore, they can be beneficial in treating symptoms of vertigo, including dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea. For those suffering from anxiety, these capsules can help manage symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, and difficulty sleeping. They can also be used to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, such as tremors, anxiety, and insomnia. If you have any questions about the use of this formulation for any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules is a medication that is encapsulated in a controlled-release polymer, Methocel E4M. This formulation is designed to gradually release the active ingredient over an extended period of time.

What is the benefit of the slow release formulation?

The slow release formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance. This is particularly beneficial for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

What is Methocel E4M?

Methocel E4M is a type of controlled-release polymer used in the formulation of certain medications. It is designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication or active ingredient over an extended period of time.

How often do I need to take Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Due to its slow release formulation, the frequency of dosing is reduced. However, the exact dosing schedule should be determined by your healthcare provider based on your specific condition and response to therapy.

What are the therapeutic effects of Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Diphenhydramine HCl is an antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold. These symptoms include rash, itching, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, cough, runny nose, and sneezing. The slow release formulation ensures these therapeutic effects are sustained over a longer period.

Does the slow release formulation improve patient compliance?

Yes, the slow release formulation can improve patient compliance. This is because the reduced dosing frequency makes it easier for patients to adhere to their medication schedule.

Is Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules safe for everyone?

While Diphenhydramine HCl is generally safe for many people, it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain health conditions or those taking certain medications may need to avoid it. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.

Can I break or crush the Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

No, the capsules should not be broken or crushed. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. The capsule should be swallowed whole.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the potential side effects of Diphenhydramine HCl 100 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Common side effects of Diphenhydramine HCl include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, stomach upset, blurred vision, or dry mouth/nose/throat. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

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