READ THIS!! PREPARING FOR ALLERGY TESTING
DO NOT TAKE - Medications that interfere with skin testing.
DO NOT TAKE FOR 7 DAYS PRIOR TO TESTING
ANTIHISTAMINES: Examples are Alavert (loratidine), Allegra (fexofenadine), Atarax (hydroxyzine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Xyzal (levocitirizine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), Astelin, Patanase.
ALL ALLERGY EYE DROPS: Examples are Pataday, Visine-A, Optivar, Livostin.
SLEEP AIDS OR MEDICATIONS W/ SLEEP AID: Examples are Unisom, Sominex, Tylenol PM, Midol PM, Ibuprofen PM. (Melatonin OK to continue)
ACID BLOCKERS: Examples are Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine), Tagament (cimetidine), Axid (nizatidine). (some acid blockers are fine, please ask if you are currently taking one not listed) *ASK DOCTOR BEFORE STOPPING THESE MEDICATIONS*
COUGH SYRUPS CONTAINING ANTIHISTAMINE
ANTI-NAUSEA MEDICATIONS: Examples are Dramamine, Reglan, Phenergan, Comopazine, Tigan, Antivet (meclizine), Scopolamine patch
COLD/FLU MEDICATIONS: Examples are Tylenol Cold & Flu, Nyquil, Dayquil, Actifed, Dimetapp.
TRICYCLIC/HETERO-CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Examples are Doxepin, Elavil, Anafranil, Norpramin, Sinequan, Tofranil, Pamelor, Vivactil, Desyrel *ASK DOCTOR BEFORE STOPPING THESE MEDICATIONS*
MUSCLE RELAXANTS: Examples are Parafon Forte, Flexeril, Norflex
CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS: Examples are Vitamin C, Echinacea, Green Tea, St. John’s Wort
*Call the allergy department If you are not sure about a medication before you take it*