portable benedryl


Guess what I found today at the store! I found individually wrapped "sheets" of benedryl, which fit easily into ds's pack for his epi-pens. (Think Listerine mouth fresheners.)

These are made by Triaminic, and labelled as Cough and Runny Nose, but when I turned it over, the only listed medication is benedryl.

Sorry if this has already been posted by another. I scanned topics looking for it but didn't find it. Hope this helps someone else.


On Oct 25, 2004

Kristi, this is the first time I've heard of this stuff.

Right now my son carries a chewable benedryl with his epi-pen, but I like the sound of this stuff. I'll check it out when I'm at the pharmacy. (Not sure whether or not it's available in Canada.)

btw, great way to describe it - Listerine mouth fresheners. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 25, 2004

IS this what you are referring to?


------------------ Ellen Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

On Oct 25, 2004

As an added FYI, next time you are at the doctor's office, ask if the office has any sample sizes of benedryl. I got one from my Dr. office. It holds about one adult dose.


On Oct 25, 2004

This looks great! I didn't check the inactive ingredients to see if it is safe for soy or dairy allergies. If so, it might be a good alternative to the fast melt benadryls.

Thanks for sharing the news!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

On Oct 27, 2004

Thanks for posting this! It wasn't long ago they finally came out with the plain benadryl fastmelts. Now, another option. Very nice!

On Oct 27, 2004

I posted a response yesterday or the day before, but I don't see it here, so I'll do it again.

Yes, Ellen, that link you posted takes you right to the stuff I was talking about. Thank you for finding it!

Miriam, I looked at the box. It doesn't look like it has soy, milk, or egg, but since I don't regularly read labels for all those things, I may have missed a tricky name(I know albumin, whey/casin, etc.). There are several dyes though, so if you are sensitive to this, look first, before you buy.

Beth, I hope you can find them. I found these at the local Wal-Mart. Don't know if they are just US or if they are Canada too. Will someone post and let me know if I'm just lucky, or can you find them too?

Thanks, Kristi

On Oct 28, 2004

Sounded like a great idea until I read the inactive ingredients. DD is also unable to consume artificial sweetners, migraines. Bummer.

On Oct 30, 2004

Kristi, I saw these at Publix, here in Florida. I still have a decent supply of benadryl fastmelts, though, so I didn't buy any yet.

On Oct 30, 2004

I bought some this week. I'm not sure about giving them to my almost 3yo. I wonder if he would put them on his tongue? My 7yo took one the other day and it seemed to have melted right away.

I'd love to be able to get an epi-pen carrier and use these, as I get tired of bringing his big bag everywhere.

Bailey Ethan 12/2001 dairy, eggs, peanuts, bananas, oranges

On Dec 2, 2004

I asked our allergist if this was better than tablets (since I can

On Dec 27, 2004

Jana, Thanks so much for posting this! You're right, the dosing is much more manageable for older kids (my daughter is 17)

On Jan 31, 2005

I have always carried the liquid Benadryl for my PA son, but would love to use the fast melts or the sheets. What I am wondering, will the fast melts or the sheets take effect as quickly as the liquid if he is having a reaction? My thinking is that when you swallow the liquid, you are coating your throat, so it is directly effecting that area from closing off? Am I thinking wrong?