Sedating antihistamines

There are many available and which is used is largely a matter of personal preference. The sedating effect, which is enhanced by alcohol, means that they are best taken at night. They also potentiate CNS depressants and anticholinergic drugs. They tend to have anticholinergic effects, causing dry mouth, blurred vision, tachycardia, and urinary retention. Those commonly used are:

• Chlorphenamine (Piriton Stafford-Miller 4 mg daily)

• Cyproheptadine (Periactin (MSD) 4mg up to four times daily)

• Hydroxyzine (Atarax (Pfizer) 10-25 mg at night; can be used during the day if drowsiness is not a problem)

• Promethazine (10 or 25 mg at night or twice daily)

• Trimeprazine (Vallergan (Castlemead) 10 mg two to three times daily).

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