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Antihistamines Side Effects and Warnings

Written by ColleenO.

Possible side effects of antihistamines include:

  • Sedation
  • Drying of secretions, which impairs their clearance and may lead to complications (such as sinusitis, otitis, and pneumonia)
  • Retention or difficulty passing urine
  • Rashes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Anemia

Talk to your doctor before taking these medications if you have the following conditions, which can be made worse by the side effects of antihistamines:

  • Urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate gland
  • Glaucoma
  • Breathing problems
 
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