COMMON ANTIHISTAMINES

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions of Arizona Allergy Associates. For more information, we’ve also provided useful links at the bottom of the page.

The more common antihistamines are listed below. This is not a complete list of all antihistamines. Many over-the-counter medications and combination drugs contain antihistamines. If you are uncertain if the medication you are taking contains an antihistamine, please do not hesitate to call our office or check with your primary care physician or local pharmacist. Please stop all antihistamines at least 5 days prior to your scheduled appointment unless these are prescribed by another physician or you have significant skin irritation or hives.

  • Advil PM

  • Alavert
  • Alka Seltzer Plus Cold
  • Allegra
  • Antivert
  • Astelin Nasal Spray

  • Atarax
  • Benadryl
  • Bromfed
  • Claritin

  • Clarinex
  • Deconamine
  • Dimetapp Cold & Allergy

  • Doxepin
  • Extendryl
  • Hycomine Compound

  • Kronofed
  • Meclizine
  • Nyquil
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Periactin
  • Phenergan
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)
  • Tavist
  • Tussionex
  • AlavertTylenol Allergy

  • Tylenol Cold
  • Tylenol Flu
  • Tylenol PM

  • Unisom
  • Vistaril
  • Xyzal (levocetirizine)
  • Zantac (ranitidine)
  • ZQuil
  • Zyrtec
  • OTC cough & cold medications
  • OTC sleep medications
  • Nyquil: Any medication with “sinus”, “allergy”

    or “hist” in the name

  • Eye drops:   Patanol, Pataday, Pazeo  Zaditor/Alaway
  • Nasal Spray:   Patanase, azelastine, astelin

    GENERIC ANTIHISTAMINES

    • acrivastine
    • azelastine
    • brompheniramine
    • Cetirizine
    • Chlorpheniramine
    • cyproheptadine
    • desloratadine
    • Olapatadine eye drops
    • Olopatadine nasal spray

    • diphenhydramine
    • Fexofenadine
    • hydroxyzine
    • loratadine
    • promethazine
    • pyrilamine
    • levocetirizine
    • Ketotifen eye drops