Antihistamine medications block or reduce histamine-mediated effects at one of
four ... This leads to significant central nervous system side effects, including ...
antihistamines and other highly anticholinergic medications in older patients.
The most common antihistamine side effects are drowsiness, problems ... The
majority of antihistamine medicines, many of which are available over the ...
Older antihistamines, which are frequently referred to as first-generation ... bed
rather than throughout the day, particularly if their patients are sensitive to the
The side-effects most commonly experienced are minor. ... These effects are
mainly caused by the older first-generation antihistamines which are described ...
Patients on FOUR or more medicines are at greater risk of having a fall. ... drugs
with side effect profiles associated with an increase in falls risk. ... patients but
affects twice as many patients with heart failure than hypertension. ...
Somnolence may affect up-to 40% of patients with older antihistamines e.g.
Dec 1, 2009 ... Finally, many elderly patients have limited financial resources and may simply
not ... The well-known side effects of the first-generation antihistamines, sedation
... Primary atrophic rhinitis may be caused on rare occasions by ...
Many patients with chronic nerve pain find that venlafaxine (Effexor) — which ... I
find venlafaxine (Effexor) to have the fewest adverse side effects in older patients.
... are used to relieve moderate to severe chronic pain, such as the pain caused
by .... Some antihistamines are also used to prevent motion sickness, nausea, ...
In many cases, these side effects are dose-dependent and attenuate with time. ...
the degree of impairment caused by polypharmacy may vary from patient to
patient. .... Antihistamines, In many patients, the older antihistamines (such as ...
These medications include oral and nasal antihistamines, corticosteroid nasal
sprays, ... Many of these drugs have side effects. ... In 2012, the FDA approved a
new nasal spray to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients ages 12 and older.
.... Symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis are similar to most of those caused by
Some patients may benefit from non-drug therapies for nasal symptoms, such ...
Most of the older over-the-counter antihistamines produce drowsiness, and ...
Therefore, the side effect of decongestants taken as a pill or liquid is a jittery ...
Theoretically, if the side effects could be properly balanced, the sleepiness
caused by ...
Antihistamines are a family of drugs having many uses in the treatment of allergic
... They are effective but have more side effects and a shorter duration of action
than ... upset, difficulty urinating (especially in older patients), and hallucinations.