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Antihistamines in asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3333250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports in the literature have suggested that antihistamines are contraindicated in asthma because they dry the secretions in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. However, the consensus is that this is not the case. There may be a subset of asthmatics who report wheezing and a feeling of tightness in the chest after taking antihistamines but most of those who have severe perennial allergic rhinitis do not have adverse reactions and indeed benefit considerably from antihistamines.
C Collins-Williams
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0277-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-01     Completed Date:  1989-03-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106454     Medline TA:  J Asthma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications,  drug therapy*
Histamine Antagonists / adverse effects*
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / complications,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine Antagonists

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