Antihistamines

Certain medications can interfere with the results of allergy skin tests.  Is is best that you avoid taking these medications for a few days in advance of testing. If you take one of these medications for a severely itchy condition, such as hives, we understand that it may not be possible for you to go without it.


Certain anti-depressant drugs have anti-histamine activity.  If possible, without compromising your treatment, we suggest that the following drugs be withheld for 3 days (if in doubt, discuss with your treating physician):
Amytryptilline, Aventyl, Desipramine, Doxepin, Elavil, Levate, Ludiomil, Maprotiline, Mirtazapine, Norpramin, Nortryptilline, Pertofrane, Quetiapine, Remeron, Seroquel, Sinequan, Triadapin

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