The effect of a first-generation antihistamine on sputum viscoelasticity in cystic fibrosis.

Tenacious airway secretions are responsible for much of the lung damage in cystic fibrosis (CF). Label warnings on potential secondary effects of some antihistamines include possible drying or thickening of lower airway secretions, suggesting that they are detrimental to individuals with airway disease. We studied the effects of cyproheptadine hydrochloride… CONTINUE READING