Nurse Prescribing, Vol. 7, Iss. 4, 13 Apr 2009, pp 166 - 170
This article provides a summary of some of the issues associated with the prescribing of antihistamines for seasonal allergic rhinitis. There is a consideration of their pharmacological mode of action and a brief overview of sedating and non-sedating antihistamines. A pre-reading self assessment provides the opportunity for the reader to assess prior knowledge of this area. There is a discussion of some of the more important prescribing issues including adverse effects and drug interactions.