Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Injection 50 mg/mL USP Taj Pharma



Diphenhydramine is a potent antihistaminic agent which possesses antipruritic, anticholinergic (antispasmodic), antiemetic and sedative effects.


Parenteral administration of diphenhydramine is indicated for its antiallergic, antiemetic and antispasmodic actions, where, in the judgement of the physician, prompt action is necessary and oral therapy would be inadequate.


Avoid subcutaneous or perivascular injection. Single parenteral dosage greater than 100 mg should be avoided, particularly in hypertension and cardiac disease. Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined. Patients receiving diphenhydramine hydrochloride should be cautioned about additive effects with alcohol and other central nervous system depressants (hypnotics, sedatives and tranquilizers).


Diphenhydramine has an atropine-like effect which should be considered when prescribing this product. Use with caution in patients with history of asthma. Safety for use in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Its use, therefore, in such patients should involve consideration of expected benefits and possible risks.


Drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, nausea and nervousness may occur. Other infrequently reported effects are vertigo, palpitation, blurring of vision, headache, restlessness, insomnia and thickening of bronchial secretions. Allergic reactions, diarrhea, vomiting and excitation may also occur.


Adults: 10 to 50 mg intravenously or deeply intramuscularly. High dosage of 300 to 400 mg daily may be required in acute generalized or chronic urticaria, allergic eczema, bronchial asthma, and status asthmaticus.

Children: 5 mg/kg/24 hours or 150 mg/m2/24 hours. Maximum daily dosage is 300 mg. Divide into 4 doses, administered intravenously or deeply intramuscularly.

In the event of overdosage, contact your doctor, hospital, emergency department or regional Poison Control Centre immediately.

Description: Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is a crystalline solid with a melting point between 168 °C – 172 °C. Very slightly soluble in benzene and diethyl ether, sparingly soluble in acetone, freely soluble in alcohol and chloroform, very soluble in water.


 Each mL of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Injection, USP contains diphenhydramine hydrochloride 50 mg, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid to adjust pH and Water for Injection.

Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Injection is available in preservative free 1 mL single- dose vials, trays of 25. Discard unused portion.

Store vials at room temperature (between 15 °C and 30 °C). Protect from freezing and light.

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