antihistamine : Definition, Usages, News and More

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antihistamine

an tee hi stuh muhn

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

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

  • 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.
    July 31, 2013 - Jackson County Chronicle
  • 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.
    July 30, 2013 - Winona Daily News
  • 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.
    July 30, 2013 - La Crosse Tribune
Quotes

  • Maureen Orth in CBS News
    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...

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