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Treats pain and itching caused by insect bites, minor cuts or burns, or sunburn. Also treats skin rash caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Brand Names

Benadryl Extra Strength

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to diphenhydramine. Do not use this medicine for chickenpox or measles. Do not use on large areas of skin, or on rash areas that have blisters or broken skin. You should not use this medicine if you are also taking diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) by mouth.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Worsened skin rash, itching, redness, or swelling.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Return of your skin symptoms a few days after they have cleared up.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.