“Sominex” is a famous anti-allergic medicine. Moreover, its active substance- diphenhydramine has anti-inflammatory, local-anesthetic, sedative, antiemetic and soporific properties. This drug belongs to the important group of antihistamines of the first generation. It means that “Sominex” is one of the first synthesized medicines, able to fight against allergic reactions. It is notable for its pronounced main effect and quite significant sedative effect.

“Sominex” is actively used for the treatment of allergies of different origin and severity, during a cold, vomiting, sea sickness, for a local anesthesia, etc.

“Sominex” is issued in different forms for the comfort of use: in capsules, powder, gel, suppositories and solutions for injections. In the instructions for preparation you can find the recommendations for use and acceptable doses.

Main contraindications for the use of “Sominex”

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  • Intolerance to its components;
  • Closed-angle glaucoma;
  • Prostatic adenoma;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Digestive and urinary system disorders.


It is not recommended to take the drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding of the child, as well as for the premature and newborn babies.

In some cases, the use of “Sominex” can cause some side effects on the work of organs and systems of the human body, such as: digestive tract, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and other systems.

In case of overdose of “Sominex” one can observe the following symptoms: dry mouth, cognitive challenges, nervous system disorders, cramps, etc. In case of manifestation of such symptoms, the patient requires medical emergency. The experts will provide first aid allowing extracting the excessive dose out of the infected body. For example, they can induce vomiting, pump the stomach and use absorbents.

It should be noted, that there are regular essential changes in medicine and pharmacology, concerning medicines and methods of treatment. That’s why the old methods can be used only if there are no other medicines, or it is established that, that it would significantly improve the health status. Certainly, many people are just used to the old medicines, but it’s better to ask your doctor if there are some other solutions to your problem (without using so powerful and toxic drugs).