from Virginia Commonwealth said that though the research drew a connection between two diseases that aren't commonly linked: allergy and cancer, it's important to realize that this connection is new and needed more research before they could confirm if antihistamines
could be used effectively in cancer therapies.
Your pharmacist is not allowed to give you an antihistamine
in pregnancy without a prescription so discuss with your GP first.
bind and stabilize the inactive receptors, shifting the equilibrium to the inactive state and preventing or reducing the physiologic effects of histamine (Clin.
If hay fever mainly affects your eyes, antihistamine
eye drops are available from a pharmacist.
I don't think that antihistamines
are harmful to your health, but after 17 years your body will have just got used to them.
Much of her dance life was spent on Claritin-D, a combination decongestant and antihistamine
that brought her symptoms into line, though she admits the decongestant made her a bit jittery.
The test may have to be differed in patients who are on oral antihistamines
BERLIN -- Omalizumab proved effective and safe in patients with moderate to severe chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines
in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial.
help prevent that bonding between histamines and other cells, thus preventing those annoying symptoms.
In the next experiment, the researchers first sprayed a placebo or antihistamine
into the nose, and then challenged them again with the amount of allergen that had produced a response in the previous experiment.
The task force found that combinations of some medications, such as the addition of an oral antihistamine
to an oral leukotriene receptor antagonist, may provide greater benefit for treating allergic rhinitis than monotherapy alone, but they are not as effective as monotherapy with an intranasal steroid.
The work group recommended carefully considering the risks and benefits of using oral decongestants in children younger than 6 years, especially when children are taking stimulants for managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or when the decongestant is combined with an antihistamine
, in light of the Food and Drug Administration's warnings concerning overdose and toxicity.
Fexofenadine (Allegra) is the only antihistamine
that doesn't permeate the blood-brain barrier and therefore cannot bind to CNS [histamine.
Ear Nose Throat J 2006;85:510-15), Bhattacharyya and Kepnes describe an association between fatigue and nonsedating antihistamine
and antibiotic use in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).
Because we found no benefit for any of the studied interventions [using antihistamines
or decongestants] for any of the outcomes measured and we found harm from the side effects of the interventions, we recommend that practitioners not use antihistamines
, decongestants, or antihistamine
/ decongestant combinations to treat otitis media with effusion in children," said Dr.