We understand that consumers may have heard about an online “challenge” involving the misuse or abuse of diphenhydramine. The challenge, which involves ingestion of excessive quantities of diphenhydramine, is a dangerous trend and should be stopped immediately. Abuse or misuse of this product can lead to serious side effects with potentially long-lasting or even life-threatening consequences.
BENADRYL® products and other diphenhydramine products should only be used as directed by the label.
If you believe that you or someone you know has taken BENADRYL® or other diphenhydramine products in a manner not directed by the label, please contact your local poison control center.
To learn more about how BENADRYL® is addressing medication misuse/abuse related to dangerous social media content, as well as other safety-related questions, visit our FAQs page. For specific dosing information, please visit our page on Benadryl® dosage.