An antihistamine drug that has antiemetic, sedative, and hypnotic effects. It also has anticholinergic activity and is used to treat acute dystonic reactions caused by neuroleptic drugs. An ingredient of many nonprescription treatments to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and often used as a mild sleeping draught. TNs Benadryl, Dimedrol, Nytol.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.