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Antihistamine (Oral)

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Antihistamine (Oral) Adult, Children

Antihistamine (Oral) - What is it for

‚ÄčAntihistamines are a group of medications which can be used for the following conditions : 

  • Relief of sneezing
  • Relief of watery eyes
  • Relief of runny nose (due to cold, flu or allergies)
  • Relief of itch in the eyes, nose or skin (due to insect bite or allergies)
  • Relief of redness and swelling of the skin and eyes
  • Prevention and relief of nausea
  • Relief of cough

Some antihistamines, such as chlorpheniramine, dexchlorpheniramine, tripolidine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine and promethazine may cause drowsiness.

Other newer antihistamines, such as cetirizine, loratadine, fexofenadine, desloratadine and levocetirizine are less likely to cause drowsiness.

While some antihistamines may be available Over-the-Counter, other antihistamines require a doctor's prescription.

Antihistamine (Oral) - Additional Information

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