antihistamine antihistamine  /ˌæn ti ˈhɪ stə mən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site

Usage(s):

  1. There's some evidence that 1,000 mg of vitamin C may act like an antihistamine and lessen the severity of cold symptoms.
  2. He also sometimes takes Ambien CR to help him sleep and Zyrtec, an antihistamine for nasal allergies.
  3. Only additional studies can determine whether metoclopramide or an antihistamine is the better treatment for the nausea that accompanies hormonal changes in pregnancy.

News

  1. Woman accused of killing toddler

    Authorities say a rural Jackson County woman killed a toddler in her care by giving the girl a combination of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone and the antihistamine Benadryl.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Jackson County Chronicle

  2. Woman charged in death of toddler

    Authorities say a Trempealeau County woman killed a toddler in her care by giving the girl a combination of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone and the antihistamine Benadryl.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Winona Daily News

  3. Woman charged in toddler’s death; complaint says child was given Oxycodone

    Authorities say a Trempea-leau County woman killed a toddler in her care by giving the girl a combination of the prescription painkiller Oxycodone and the antihistamine Benadryl.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune

Quotes

  • "In the latest allegations of this 13-year-old cancer boy, he and his brother were both alleged to have been given wine by Jackson, also showed pornography -- naked girls on the Internet -- and given antihistamine," Orth says. "The sister...
    on Jan 30, 2004 By: Maureen Orth Source: CBS News

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