Old-generation sedating anti- histamines can also lead to drowsiness, and have been found to have adverse effects on attention span, working memory, vigilance and speed, as well as higher levels of fatigue, lower levels of motivation and lower levels of activity, compared to when placebos were used.
Students who are concerned about whether they are on a sedating hay fever medication, or who do not feel their hay fever symptoms are under control, should speak to their pharmacist, GP or practice nurse regarding alternative medication, Allergy UK said.
Clearly, these findings on risk of serious injury associated with the use of sedating
antihistamines illustrate the importance of allergy testing and appropriate treatment by an allergist or other physician.
Cassidy was prescribed a sedating antidepressant, amitriptyline (Elavil or Endep), which has significant analgesic effects that helped manage the peripheral neuropathy resulting from diabetes and antiretrovirals.
When assured that mirtazepine (Remeron), a sedating antidepressant, will help her sleep as well as treat her depression, she agrees to give it a chance.
A 'once a day' combination product such as COL 118 allows patients to take full advantage of the beneficial effects of a short acting sedating
antihistamine at bedtime in addition to the benefits of a longer acting non-sedating
antihistamine during the course of the day" said Michael Heffernan, R.
Collegium's patented combination product incorporates both a sedating
antihistamine in a modified release formulation.
The questionnaire focused on the use of sedating
drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents during mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure.
The once a day treatment associated with this product allows patients to take full advantage of the beneficial effects of a sedating
antihistamine at bedtime in addition to the benefits of a non-sedating
antihistamine during the course of the day.
The patent relates to compositions comprising both a sedating
and a non-sedating
antihistamine in a single dosage form.
Unlike current practices for withdrawing addicted patients from alcohol, cocaine, or other addictive stimulants, the HANDS protocols are completed within 2-3 consecutive days of treatment, eliminate the use of sedating
medications, require no tapering or washout period, significantly reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and have substantially higher completion rates.