Antihistamines

Background

  • Also known as histamine antagonists
  • In common use, the term antihistamine refers only to compounds that inhibit action at the H1 receptor (and not H2, etc.).

Types

H1 antagonists

H2 antagonists

Indications

Side Effects

  • Sedation
    • Second-generation antihistamines cross the blood–brain barrier to a much lower degree (therefore are less sedating), however high doses can still induce the drowsiness

See Also

References

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