What \'s a easy way to carry Benadryl?

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Hi,

I know many of you carry Benadryl for minor reactions. My son's doctor just changed his treatment plan to include this and we are to carry this at all times. Certainly people don't carry a whole bottle of this. I'd need to have 3 to 6 teaspoons(two doses of medication) I bought 2 small regular bottles for nurse at school and after school care staff. I'm looking for suggestions on tiny containers to use.

THanks,

Jandy

On Sep 5, 2001

I've been told you can get medicine bottles from the pharmacy but I've never done this. I want the bottle to have the label on it. At an allergy conference I was at this topic came up a few times. We are dying for smaller bottles of Benedryl--I don't know why the company doesn't come out with smaller bottles. They could make a lot of money, since most of us would pay a premium. I buy the smallest bottle I can find and then I DUMP OUT more than half of it so the bottle will at least be lighter. I never use an entire bottle before expiration anyway.

On Sep 5, 2001

I also have always carried the whole darn bottle around. I just remembered, awhile back I had e-mailed the benadryl people through the web site, mentioned this, but didn't hear back. I am a nurse, and a few years ago when I worked in a hospital, they had various liquid medicines that came in unit dose. I am pretty sure benadryl was one of them. Wouldn't it be great to have individual little sealed cups for us to carry around? But then again, I also told them we could sure use the "plain" benadryl fastmelt tabs. Sigh, too bad they don't listen! Beth

On Sep 5, 2001

Just thought I would mention that I know there are little bottles available (not neccesarily of Benadryl) because our ped. often will give me samples of stuff like Triaminic. The samples are not quite one inch in diameter and are at least two inches tall. You could get some of these possibly and dump them out.

Better yet, I have bought empty plastic medicine containers to hold just the right amount of formula. This way I don't have to carry around this whole big container and then try to measure it out in inconvenient places. Well, after reading this post I remembered that I have also gotten liquid medicine for my kids before which seems to be doled out like the tablet stuff. Maybe it isn't. But it is worth a call to your pharmacy to find out if they have such things. If they do they may sell you some empty (obviously sterile) bottles for a small price. I think I paid 20 cents for the bottles I bought. C&N's Mom Alisa

On Sep 6, 2001

I asked my pediatrician if they could get "samples" of Benadryl. I was lucky to get them, and now that they have expired, I just pour it out and add some current dated benadryl to these small sample bottles. I carry a measured medicine dropper with it in my Benadryl/Epi case. I also think that the small empty medicine bottles that you can get from the pharmacy would be great and you could just print up a lable to put on it with the name of the med.,date and dosage. I too am always looking for a way to lighten my bag!!

On Sep 6, 2001

ugh! - I carry the whole **** bottle around too. Why can't Benadryl sell the tiny bottles in retail stores? I think I will contact them.

On Sep 6, 2001

Have you thought of the Benedryl Chewable tablets? That is all we have ever had to give to our daughter. They are easy to carry in their own foil and plastic punch out cards. When chewed they mix with saliva and become liquid almost instantly.

On Sep 6, 2001

We too had this problem! The way we solved it at first was to get a syringe (without the needle of course [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) from the pharmacy which had a cap on it and put a premeasured dose in it. We now use the fastmelt for his fanny pack as it is lighter and much easier. Although at almost 6 Timmy really prefers the small gel caps... thinks hes big being able to swallow a pill with water like an adult. We always keep the fast melt on hand (and have the liquid at home) in case he isn't able to swallow as easily. Hope this helps. Valerie

On Sep 6, 2001

How about Tupperware? They say their product is air-tight and liquid-tight.

On Sep 7, 2001

check this out: [url="http://www.prodhelp.com"]www.prodhelp.com[/url] for Warner-Lambert. I called them at 800-223-0182 to let them know our dilemma with carrying the large bottles of liquid Benadryl. I was able to get ONE professional sample from my pediatrician's office that is a PLASTIC bottle .85 fl oz and would be the perfect way to carry with our Epi pen jr. I suggest that more people contact them and they will note our request. Hopefully they will see a need and come up with a way for us to obtain these. Thanks!

On Sep 7, 2001

THank you all for the excellent suggestions. I will try to follow up on them.

Jandy

On Sep 9, 2001

Hi! Would you believe, I use little hotel shampoo bottles. I rinse them out many times so they are sterile. Then after filling them with measured dose of Benadryl, I put tape around the cap to make sure it doesn't leak. My son is age 2 or I'd consider the chewable Benadryl. I think if he'd have a reaction, he'd need the liquid until he gets older. I like the posted ideas about sample bottles from the pediatricians. Best of luck to everyone!

On Sep 9, 2001

I got a little bottle from the pharmacy and put the dosage on there with a label. The only problem with that is that if you ever spill that amount, you don't have any left to give. So now, even though it is heavy to carry around the 4 oz bottle, I know I have extra just in case it gets spilled and I'll have more to work with.

[This message has been edited by Linda-Jo (edited September 09, 2001).]

On Sep 10, 2001

I found out that I have the perfect bottle all along though I did get little bottles forn Pharm. for free. I'll use those for my husband and myself when we go on trips. I'll use littlest bottle (3 oz washed out bubble blowing container that I got at a wedding) and it has very tight fitting lid.

Take Care,

Jandy

On Sep 16, 2001

If you would like to use the little bottles from the pharmacy, ask your pharmacist to print out a label for you. I know they can do thi sin Australia and in the US as the computers allow them to print labels form any drug, either over the counter or perscription. Then it could have anything useful to you on it. I'm sure most pharmacists would be happy to help you if you explain why.

------------------ Rosemary N.

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