Names of sedating antihistamines
Also check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.Typically people take antihistamines as an inexpensive, generic, over-the-counter drug that can provide relief from nasal congestion, sneezing, or hives caused by pollen, dust mites, or animal allergy with few side effects.
Prescription antihistamines include: Older ones tend to cause more side effects, particularly drowsiness.
These medicines work well to relieve symptoms of different types of allergies, including seasonal (hay fever), indoor, and food allergies. To treat nasal congestion, your doctor may recommend a decongestant.
Some medicines combine an antihistamine and decongestant.
Different studies have reported on antihistamine use in children, with various studies finding evidence that certain antihistamines could be used by children 2 years of age, and other drugs being safer for younger or older children.
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