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I've heard at low doses, Seroquel (quetiapine) acts as a strong antihistamine. Is this true & what is the dose?

I've heard at low doses, Seroquel (quetiapine) acts as a strong antihistamine. Is this true & what is the dose?

As low as 25mg: There are folk saying this - Discuss it w/ your doctor too. http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/index.php/topic/40642-seroquels-antihistamine-action/ Best! ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Should one avoid pregnancy if they have to take inhalors, and strong antihistamines, and omeprazole and nasonex (mometasone) regularly?

Should one avoid pregnancy if they have to take inhalors, and strong antihistamines, and omeprazole and nasonex (mometasone) regularly?

Change the meds: It's unusual to have to avoid pregnancy altogether because of medications that you take. However, commonly it's recommended to change the meds at least temporarily during the pregnancy to avoid potential problems with the fetus. You should meet with an obstetrician before you get pregnant to discuss this. ...Read more

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Does Diphenhydramine or any strong antihistamines such as seroquel (quetiapine) affect muscle growth for athletes?since it affects REM sleep.

Does  Diphenhydramine or any strong antihistamines such as seroquel (quetiapine) affect muscle growth for athletes?since it affects REM sleep.

No: There is no such thing, and seroquel (quetiapine) is not an antihistamine, please exercise caution if you are on multiple drugs especially those needed to treat psychiatric conditions ...Read more

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Is there any other antihistamines that have as strong of or stronger anti allergic properties than benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is there any other antihistamines that have as strong of or stronger anti allergic properties than benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Antihistamines: Yes. There are a number of them. Many available only by prescription. Different ones have different side effects. See your doctor to discuss which would be best for you. ...Read more

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What can cause huge itchy hives that last for 2 days? Responds to antihistamine but returns hours later. No known allergies but strong family history.

What can cause huge itchy hives that last for 2 days? Responds to antihistamine but returns hours later. No known allergies but strong family history.

Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. See Allergist ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more