Preparing for Allergy Testing

Here is a list of medications that need to be held 5-7 days prior to the allergy testing visit. 

Medications to stop prior to allergy testing 5-7 days prior.

7 days prior stop the medications with ** behind the name.

 

Acrivastine (Semprex)

Alcaftadine (Lastacaft)

Alimemazine (Nedeltran, Panectyl, Repeltin, Theraligene, Theralen, Vallergan, Vanectyl, Temaril) 

Amitriptyline (Elavil)**

Azatadine (Trinalin)

Azelastine (Astelin, Astepro, Dymista)

Benztropine

Bepotastine (Bepreve)

Brompheniramine (Actifed, Bromfed, Dimetane DX, Dimetapp, DuraTan, Lodrane D)

Carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa, Karbinal ER, Palgic, Ryvent)

Cetirizine (Aller-Tec, Equate Allergy, Zyrtec)

Chlorcyclizine (Dallergy)

Chlorpheniramine (Advil Allergy, Aerokid, AH-Chew II, Aller-Chlor, Allerest PE, AllerTan, Atrohist, Comtrex, Corcidin, ChlorTan D, Chlor-Trimeton, Duradryl, Durahist PE, Histab Ph, Histussin HC, Novahistine, Pedia Care Cold/Allergy, Rescon, Sudafed PE Sinus & Allergy, TussiCaps)

Chlorpromazine (Largactil, Thorazine)

Cimetidine (Tagamet)

Clemastine (Dayhist, Tavist)

Clomipramine (Anafranil)

Cyproheptadine (Periactin, Polmon, RyClora)

Desloratadine (Clarinex)

Despiramine (Norpramine)**

Dicyclomine (Bentyl)

Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine, Driminate, Triptone)

Diphenhydramine (Advil PM, Alka-Seltzer PM, Benadryl, Dytan, Excedrin PM, Hydramine, Nytol, Simply Sleep, Sominex, Tylenol PM, ZzzQuil) 

Dexchlorpheniramine (Polaramine)

Doxepin (Adapin, Silenor, Sinequan)**

Doxylamine (Bonjesta, Diclegis, Nyquil Cold & Flu, Unisom, Vicks)

Emedastine (Emadine)

Epinastine (Elestat)

Famotidine (Duexis, Pepcid)

Fexofenadine (Allegra, Aller-Fex, Wal-Fex)

Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)**

Imipramine (Tofranil)**

Ketotifen (Alaway, Claritin Eye, Zaditor)

Levocabastine (Livostin)

Levocetirizine (Xyzal)

Lodoxamide (Alomide)

Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin)

Maprotiline (Ludiomil)

Meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Zentrip)

Methdilazine (Tacaryl)

Mirtazapine (Remeron)**

Naphazoline (Naphcon, Opcon, Visine)

Nizatidine (Axid)

Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)**

Olopatadine (Pataday, Patanase)

Pemirolast (Alamast)

Prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)

Promethazine (Phenadoz, Phenergan, Promethegan)

Protriptyline (Vivactil)**

Pyrilamine (Midol)

Quetiapine (Seroquel)**

Ranitidine (Zantac)

Risperidone (Risperdal)**

Trazadone (Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro, Trazodone D.)

Trimipramine (Surmontil)**

Triprolidine (Tropohist)**