[ US /ˌæntiˈhɪstəmən/ ]
[ UK /ˌæntɪhˈɪstɐmˌiːn/ ]
  1. a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
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How To Use antihistamine In A Sentence

  • Protection of skin from light exposure, photo-allergen avoidance, topical corticosteroids, oral nicotinamide, vitamine B complex and antihistamines were effective in most cases.
  • They may also administer intravenous antihistamines and cortisone to reduce inflammation of your air passages and improve your breathing.
  • Drugs found in Haim's system included the cough-suppressant dextromethorphan; the antihistamine diphenhydramine; carisoprodol, a prescription muscle relaxant; the tranquilizers diazepam and meprobamate, which are found in Valium and other medications; and the antidepressants fluoxetine and olanzapine. Corey Haim Cause Of Death: Pneumonia Complications, NOT Drugs
  • The second-generation antihistamines were developed principally to avoid sedative actions.
  • Antihistamines and calamine lotion can be used to bring down swelling and ease itching.
  • Both antihistamines and anticholinergics can have anticholinergic side effects, including dry mouth, urinary retention, blurred vision, and exacerbation of narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • There was no good animal test to screen for the ataraxic effects, because the antihistamines made laboratory animals hyperexcitable, not calm.
  • Seldane was first introduced in 1985, the first prescription antihistamine to relieve hayfever symptoms without drowsiness.
  • These visits often result in antibiotic prescriptions or advice to use decongestants, antihistamines, and cough suppressants, even though the evidence supporting the efficacy of these medications in children is scant.
  • Creams that contain camomile lotion, steroid cream, or anaesthetic can soothe the pain of a bite, as can an antihistamine tablet.
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