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Antihistamine may be part of the emergency care plan your doctor has written for your child. This liquid medicine is sold under the brand name Benadryl® or under the generic name diphenhydramine. But many parents find it difficult to carry out of the house. The bottle may leak and the liquid medicine needs to be given with a measuring cap.

Some companies have created liquid antihistamine in premeasured portable doses in recent years. But these products have been hard to find on a regular basis.

A relatively new company called UrgentRx® wants to make carrying antihistamine easier. Their product line is called UrgentRx® Fast Powders™, and the antihistamine variety is called Allergy Attack Relief To-Go. The single-dose, credit-card sized packets contain raspberry-flavored powdered antihistamine. The packets do not need water. You rip open the pack and pour it into your mouth.


You won’t find this brightly-designed product on the store shelf. It is typically sold near the cash register in custom-designed display cases, taking up whatever room is available. Other products from the company include powdered aspirin, heartburn medicine, and more. The packets sell for about $2 each.

According to interviews, the company’s founder, Jordan Eisenberg, got the idea because he suffers from oral allergies, and his dad used to carry aspirin pills in his wallet.

You can look at the full list of ingredients here and check if it is safe for your child.


Remember that epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis and is available in an easy-to-use auto-injector. Do not use antihistamines such as Benadryl® first in the case of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. If your doctor included antihistamine as part of your child’s emergency care plan, know that you use it after giving epinephrine first.

Understand and follow the emergency care plan from your child’s doctor. Epinephrine is the first line of defense in a true “allergy attack.” For this reason, KFA recommends carrying two epinephrine auto-injectors at all times if your child is at risk for anaphylaxis.



To learn more, check out this archived webinar about epinephrine.



News about products that appear in the KFA Blog does not mean that we are endorsing the product. Please check with your doctor if you are trying to decide if a new product is right for your family.



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Be super careful with these.  I tried the headache powder myself and had a severe allergic reaction that landed me in the ER.  Don't give your kids this if they already deal with other allergies! The convenience isn't worth the cost!
Sarah Marie
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