Antihistamine medications block or reduce histamine-mediated effects at one of
... These patients also often have coexisting conditions and often take multiple ...
by the manufacturer, they can cause serious central nervous system side effects,
... antihistamines and other highly anticholinergic medications in older patients.
Older antihistamines, which are frequently referred to as first-generation
antihistamines, are much more likely to cause these side effects. Many people
who take ...
The side-effects most commonly experienced are minor. ... These effects are
mainly caused by the older first-generation antihistamines which are described ...
Some effects of histamine include swelling and itching (such as in the lining of
the ... It turns out that histamine is only one of many chemicals that can cause
narrowing of the bronchial tubes, and antihistamines leave these ... The older, "
first-generation" antihistamines can have many undesirable side ... Patient
Jun 24, 2013 ... It is the cause of many symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ... If possible, patients should
take antihistamines before an anticipated allergy attack. ... Claritin is available
over-the-counter and is approved for children ages 2 and older. ... Although oral
steroids can have many side effects, the nasal-spray form affects ...
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is an older antihistamine with known ... (Benadryl;
Tylenol PM; Unisom) Ability to Cause Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) ... even patients
know very well that older antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine) cause
xerostomia (dry mouth).1,2 In fact, xerostomia is one of many side effects
associated with ...
Without drugs, many older people would function less well or die at an earlier
age. ... as directed by their doctor. Older people are more susceptible to the
effects (and side effects) of many drugs. .... effects.*. Antihistamines can cause
drowsiness and confusion. ..... Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk,
Patients on FOUR or more medicines are at greater risk of having a fall. Regular
... drugs with side effect profiles associated with an increase in falls risk. ... may
cause acute confusional states in the elderly especially those with ... Somnolence
may affect up-to 40% of patients with older antihistamines e.g. Chlorpheniramine.
All older antihistamines cause sedation but alimemazine and promethazine may
be ... of the older, 'sedating' antihistamines is superior to another and patients
vary widely ... To minimise the risk of such adverse effects, the following dose
restrictions ... Many antihistamines should be avoided in acute porphyria but
some are ...
Many antihistamines are also available in topical forms, as creams, nasal ... The
antihistamines have several adverse side effects which are related to their
antihistaminic actions. ... PubMed Citation (59 year old man developed jaundice
5 weeks after starting ... [Intoxication with promethazine as a cause to liver