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diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Bectivo, Benadryl) CAUTION
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that dries up mucus in the nose and also makes you sleepy. It is useful
for treating itching and sleep problems. It is also a treatment for allergic reactions and allergic shock.
In what forms
Tablets or capsules: 25 or 50 mg
Syrup: 12.5 mg per 5 ml
Ampules for injection:
10, 30, or 50 mg in 1 ml
Sleepiness, dry mouth. Sometimes
causes nausea and vomiting. In rare
cases can have the opposite effect
and excite rather than calm you.
For allergies, mild to moderate allergic
reaction, or itching: Take 25 mg, by
mouth, 3 or 4 times a day as needed.
For sleep: Take 25 to 50 mg at bedtime.
For allergic shock: Inject 50 mg into
muscle, repeat in 8 hours or sooner if
needed (see page 545).
Who should not take
Pregnant and breastfeeding
women should not use this
drug as a long-term treatment
for allergies. People with
asthma should not take it.
that may work
Do not use if you need to be alert.
Makes the effects of tranquilizers
and alcohol dangerously stronger.
for severe allergic
reactions or shock.
for sleep: diazepam
doxycycline (Biocolyn, Doryx, Monodox,Vibramycin,Vibra-Tabs)
Doxycycline is an antibiotic of the tetracycline family used to treat many different infections including
STIs, pelvic infections, infections after abortions, and others. It is used instead of tetracycline.
In what forms does
this medicine come?
Tablets: 50 and 100 mg
How much and
when to take
For vaginal discharge from an STI
(clamydia): Take 100 mg, by mouth,
2 times a day for 7 days (also take
other drugs, see page 268).
For early syphilis: 100 mg by
mouth 2 times a day for 14 days.
For PID: Take 100 mg, by mouth, 2 times a day for
14 days (also take other drugs for PID, see page 275).
For infection prevention after an abortion or
deinfibulation: Take 100 mg 2 times a day for 1 day.
For infections after an abortion (by mouth): Take 100
mg by mouth 2 times a day for 14 days (also take
other drugs, see page 256).
For infections after an abortion (by injection): Inject
100 mg into muscle or into vein 2 times a day (also
take other drugs, see page 257).
For infections after childbirth: Take 100 mg, by mouth,
2 times a day until fever has been gone for 2 full
days (also use other drugs, see page 97).
not take this
Pregnant women and children under 8.
Doxycycline can damage a baby’s or
child’s teeth and bones. Women who
are breastfeeding can take doxycycline
for a short time to treat infections, but
should avoid taking it long-term.
Diarrhea or upset stomach.
Some people get a rash after
staying a long time in the sun.
Do not take if pregnant and try to
avoid if breastfeeding. Do not use
doxycycline that is old or has passed
the expiration date. Do not take
with dairy products or antacids.
Do not take just before
laying down. Sit up while
taking pills and drink lots
of water to prevent the
irritation that swallowing
this medicine can cause.
that may work
for syphilis: benzathine,
for gonorrhea: cefixime, ceftriaxone, spectinomycin
for chlamydia: amoxicillin, azithromycin,
to prevent infection after abortion: erythromycin
for infection after abortion: see pages 256 and 257
for infection after genital cutting: erythromycin
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