Antihistamine onset of action: The importance to the patient

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Abstract

Although some older antihistamines have a relatively slow onset of action, modern agents indicate an efficacy between 1 and 3 hours of administration. For patients who use antihistamines regularly, a short onset of action is relatively unimportant. When antihistamines are used as needed, either because of poor compliance or in accordance with emerging therapeutic guidelines, antihistamines with a short onset of action are preferable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalAllergy and Asthma Proceedings
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

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Antihistamine onset of action : The importance to the patient. / Dolen, William K.

In: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.03.2004, p. 85-87.

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