any of certain compounds or medicines that neutralize or inhibit the effect of histamine in the body, used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds.
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How to use antihistamine in a sentence
She prescribed an antihistamine to treat the latter and advised Cutter to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.Hours after a massage, a professor was wildly dizzy and deaf in one ear | Sandra G. Boodman | December 11, 2021 | Washington Post
For example, they don’t know not to mix large amounts of alcohol or large amounts of antihistamines.I Am a Heroin User. I Do Not Have a Drug Problem - Issue 96: Rewired | Mark MacNamara | February 17, 2021 | Nautilus
“He gave me a blue pill, which he said was an antihistamine,” said Chelan.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’ | Marlow Stern | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, Zyrtec, an antihistamine, was the highest grossing nonfood of 2008, coming in at $316 million in sales.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies | Kent Sepkowitz | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Elvis also had the painkillers morphine and Demerol; tranquilizers Placidyl and Valium; and Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine.
British Dictionary definitions for antihistamine
any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
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Scientific definitions for antihistamine
Any of various drugs that relieve cold or allergy symptoms by blocking the action of histamine.
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