Antihistamines were investigated for use in asthma shortly after discovery over fifty years ago. Earlier compounds proved ineffective because of side effects: this class of drugs was not thought useful for asthma, and were actually considered contraindicated. More recent drugs have greater potency, fewer side-effects, and no evidence of adverse effects in asthma. There are some studies showing second generation antihistamines, especially cetirizine, improve certain parameters of asthma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 34|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy