For patients affected by the IV Benadryl shortage

From the Mastocytosis Society:

URGENT Announcement about Diphenhydramine (benadryl) IV solution:

If you had been on IV diphenhydramine solution continuous infusion prior to the backorder, and are now seriously unstable because of it, please send an email to with the following information:

1. your name

2. the name of the physician who prescribes the

diphenhydramine and actually writes the order

3.your email address

4.your phone number

5.the name of your pharmacy and phone number or

infusion company if you would like it delivered there.

Please include a statement saying,”On November 6, 2018, I agree to let the TMS nurses share this information with pharmaceutical companies who make IV diphenhydramine.”

Please do not send in your name “just in case”. We have patients who are critically ill right now and need this medication.

Thank you.

Valerie M. Slee, RN, BSN, TMS Chair