Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Diphenhydramine and phenylephrine is a combination medicine used to treat symptoms of the common cold or seasonal allergies, including sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and itchy, watery eyes.
Aldex-CT, Benadryl-D Children's Allergy & Sinus, Children's Triacting Night Time, Dimetapp Nighttime Cold & Congestion, Dytan-D, PediaCare Children's Allergy & Cold, Robitussin Night Time Cough & Cold
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability (especially in children); headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking diphenhydramine / phenylephrine:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; chest pain; decreased coordination; difficulty urinating; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; seizure; severe dizziness and drowsiness; severe nervousness, anxiety, or restlessness; tremors; unusual weakness.
(oral liquid, oral disintegrating strip, oral suspension, extended release, oral tablet, chewable, extended release)