For years, the easiest way to give my kids diphenhydramine HCl, was through the Children's Benadryl Perfect Measure pre-filled spoons. I had them at home, at school and always some in my purse.
Then, they disappeared. Nowhere to be found.
There was a short scare that this product too was discontinued, but I am happy to say that is NOT the case. Having difficulty finding them? Click on the following link, Wal-Dryl Spoons and then click on the 'Find at a store' link.
Walgreens Children's Wal-dryl Single Use Allergy, distributed by Walgreen Co., 200 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015.
The ingredients listed include:
- Active ingredient: DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCl 12.5 mg *5mL - one pre-filled spoon...antihistamine
- Other information; each pre-filled spoon contains: sodium 14mg
- Inactive ingredients: ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID, D&C RED NO. 33, FD&C RED NO. 40, FLAVORS, GLYCERIN, MONOAMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE, POLOXAMER 407, PURIFIED WATER, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, SUCROSE
Tonight we even had the chance to try these out. The kids tried something new which didn't appear to have milk in it, and sure enough, it did. As they got a bit panicky because their throats were scratchy and itching, I quickly tore off the tab on the top of one of these pre-filled, cherry flavored antihistamine spoons.
Fortunately, they only needed one and within minutes they were at ease. We made it through dinner, finishing homework and off early to bed.
I couldn't be happier. Once I hit up the local Walgreens, I will be buying several packages to keep our home, epi-pen packs and purses stocked!