H1-receptor antagonists: safety issues.


Histamine is an important neurotransmitter. Old (first-generation) H1-receptor antagonists such as chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, or triprolidine produce histamine blockade at H1-receptors in the central nervous system (CNS) and frequently cause somnolence or other CNS adverse effects. New (second generation) H1-antagonists such as cetirizine… (More)


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