histamine receptor antagonists

histamine receptor antagonists

H1 receptor antagonist, H2 receptor antagonist Therapeutics A family of agents that counter histamine activity, which are used to treat conditions linked to ↑ histamine release–eg, mast cell disease, basophilic leukemia Adverse effects Antiandrogenic–eg, gynecomastia and impotence. Cf Helicobacter pylori.
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In the early clays, clinicians seemed in-dined to start patients on the histamine receptor antagonists as first-line therapy, reserving PPIs for more recalcitrant cases.
Histamine receptor antagonists are available over the counter in half the strength of their prescription doses.
PPIs control symptoms and heal esophagitis in more patients than do histamine receptor antagonists.