If you are interested in allergy skin prick testing , you will need to stop all antihistamines before your appointment unless the medication is required for another medical condition such as chronic hives, migraine headaches, chronic abdominal pain or a psychiatric condition.
Please call our clinic if an antihistamine is taken before your appointment or if an antihistamine is required for another medical condition. If you have questions or are unsure about a medication, please call our clinic or ask your pharmacist.
Please stop taking these medications for the designated number of days prior to your appointment:
|loratadine||Claritin, Alavert, AllerClear, Wal-itin, Allergy Relief, QlearQuil, Triaminic Allerchews||7|
|fexofenadine||Allegra, Aller-Fex, Mucinex Allergy||7|
|cetirizine||Zyrtec, Aller-Tec, Wal-Zyr, All Day Allergy||7|
|over-the-counter medications with antihistamines||Tylenol PM, Advil PM, ZzzQuil, etc.||7|
|diphenhydramine||Complete Allergy Relief, Benadryl, Aler-Dryl||7|
|ranitidine||Acid Reducer, Zantac, Wal-Zan||7|
|famotidine||Acid Reducer, Heartburn Relief, Pepcid||7|
|Antihistamine eye drops||Ketotifen, Zaditor, Alaway, Patanol, Pataday, Lastacraft, Bepreve, Optivar, Elestat, Emadine||7|
- If you are taking doxepin, amitriptyline, or other tricyclic agents call our clinic before stopping
- All medications that are not antihistamines, including nasal steroid sprays, montelukast (Singulair), and asthma inhalers or nebulizers.