If you are:
Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INCREASED DROWSINESS, AND IRRITABILITY
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Maximum of 25mg/day. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Benadryl to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Use with caution and with clinician consultation. Risk of adverse CNS effects includes sedation or paradoxical excitation.
management or monitoring precaution: Use with caution and with clinician consultation. Risk of adverse CNS effects include sedation or paradoxical excitation.
Contraindication: Possible risk of CNS excitation, convulsions in newborns.