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Medication Challenge

A medication challenge is performed when it is believed that a patient is allergic to a certain medication and is the cause of an allergy or skin related problem. The test is always performed by the direct supervision of our board-certified allergist/immunologist. A very small amount of the allergen is inhaled or ingested orally while the patient is monitored closely for any reactions. The dose is usually increased with toleration over a period of several hours. Examples of medication challenges are Tylenol, Advil, Penicillin, and local anesthesia. This is helpful in determining if a patient is truly allergic to a specific medication or just has intolerance to it.


Medications That Contain Antihistamines

Please review this list of medications that contain antihistamines:

Actifed (Triprolidine) PBZ (Tripelenamine)
Allegra (Fexofenadine) Periactin (Cyproheptadine)
Antivert or Bonine (Meclizine) Phenergan (Promethazine)
Astelin (dispensed as a nose spray) Polyhistine (Phenyltoloxamine)
Atarax (Hydroxyzine) Seldane (Terfenadine)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Semprex (Acrivastine)
Bromfed (Brompheneramine) Tavist (Clemastine)
Chlortrimeton (Chlorpheniramine) Unisom (Doxylamine)
Claritin (Loratidine) Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)  

Combination decongestant and antihistamine medications include:

Allegra D Rynatan
Claritin D Semprex D
Naldecon Seldane D
Pannaz (Chlorpheniramine,Phenyl- propanolamine, Methscopolamine Nitrate) Tavist D
Polyhistine D Trinalin Repetabs

*** Most over the counter cold, cough, headache medications