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Is it safe to take an antihistamine daily?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but why

Although antihistamines are a very safe class of medications, the better question is why is there a need to take them daily? If antihistamines are being taken for treatment of nasal symptoms, see an allergist to identify the trigger.

In brief: Yes but why

Although antihistamines are a very safe class of medications, the better question is why is there a need to take them daily? If antihistamines are being taken for treatment of nasal symptoms, see an allergist to identify the trigger.
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Dr Jeffrey Lehr
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most often yes

Otc non drowsy fexofenadine 180mgm for pt over 12yo can safely be used on along term basis in most patients.
.Always check with with your primary md.

In brief: Most often yes

Otc non drowsy fexofenadine 180mgm for pt over 12yo can safely be used on along term basis in most patients.
.Always check with with your primary md.
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Dr Luis Matos
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Yes, but...

For most cases of mild allergies, taking a daily dose of antihistamine is fine.
If you are taking a sedating antihistamine to help with your insomnia, the effect of these will wear off. Over-the-counter sleep aids have antihistamines or melatonin (already taking). Other options with supplements may be helpful but would need to discuss other contributing factors. www.healthtap.com/dr-DrLuisMatos

In brief: Yes, but...

For most cases of mild allergies, taking a daily dose of antihistamine is fine.
If you are taking a sedating antihistamine to help with your insomnia, the effect of these will wear off. Over-the-counter sleep aids have antihistamines or melatonin (already taking). Other options with supplements may be helpful but would need to discuss other contributing factors. www.healthtap.com/dr-DrLuisMatos
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