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Diphenhydramine/zinc (On the skin)

Diphenhydramine (dye-fen-HYE-dra-meen), Zinc (zink)

Treats pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor cuts, burns, or rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Brand Name(s):

Anti-Itch, Anti-Itch Cream, Banophen, Benadryl, Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Spray, Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Cream, Good Sense Itch Relief, Rite Aid Anti-Itch, Rite Aid First Aid Anti-Itch, Rite Aid First Aid Anti-Itch & Skin Protectant

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to diphenhydramine, or if you are also taking diphenhydramine by mouth.

How to Use This Medicine:

Stick, Lotion, Gel/Jelly, Spray, Cream, Ointment

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

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

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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