Antihistamine onset of action: The importance to the patient

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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