Dye-free Benedryl

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 4:20am
Dee's picture
Joined: 03/17/2006 - 09:00

Did I read something wrong?? A few months ago I read a note posted by this site that dye-free Benedryl was half the strength of regular Benedryl, since then, I verified this with both allergist and pharmacist who told me that the dye-free and the regular are the same strength.

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 5:54am
Kelly Morse's picture
Joined: 03/13/1999 - 09:00

They were different in the past but now are the same. My pediatrician didn't know either until I contacted him. I confirmed the change with the company.

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 5:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Dee,
Brenda was correct in her post regarding the Dye-Free Benadryl.
According to my FAN Newsletter and I quote:
"The new dye-free Benadryl is only half the strength of the regular Benadryl. If your doctor suggests using Benadryl, be sure you know whether the recommended dose is for regular or clear Benadryl to avoid over- or undermedicating."
Unless the strength of dye-free Benadryl has changed since this newsletter came out, I don't know why there is a contradiction to the information.
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 6:00am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks Kelly for the update.
Evidently, we were posting at the same time and you got yours in first.
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 11:14am
Kelly Morse's picture
Joined: 03/13/1999 - 09:00

Connie and Dee - the new Dye Free Benadryl is the same strength as the red kind. Unless I read your message incorrectly it sounds like you think they are different strengths. I held the bottles next to each other and went line for line and other than the dye they were the same. That is when I called the company because I was very confused and was not going to give my son the medicine until I checked. Unless there are old bottles out there produced before the change then they should be the same. I would be happy to check with the company tomorrow if anyone would like. I would do it tonight but we just ran out of Benadryl and will be refilling tomorrow.
I hope this helps! I guess I don't understand why they made them different strengths in the first place!
Kelly M
Another Mom in Michigan

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 12:19pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

I, too, checked, and the strengths are the same. I checked with our pharmacist, who also compared bottles. she, too, said they are the same. I wonder where FAN got that information.

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/1999 - 1:52pm
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

I have to agree with everyone being confused. I asked our ped, pharmasist, and allergist and they all knew nothing of it being a different strentgh...Shan

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