Medications to Avoid for Testing

Medications to Avoid for three days (72 hours) prior to skin testing

  • Cough and cold preparations available over the counter
  • Antihistamine/decongestant combinations by prescription or available over the counter
  • Benadryl and Chlortrimeton
  • Tylenol PM or Advil PM
  • Claritin (loratadine)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Allegra (fexofenadine)
  • Xyzal (levocetirizine)
  • Atarax (hydroxyzine)
  • Zantac (ranitidine)
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Phenergan and other medications used to treat nausea and motion sickness
  • Antihistamine nasal spray (Astelin/Astepro and Patanase)

It can be equally important to   continue   certain medications.  These include inhalers used to treat asthma, as well as prednisone and plain decongestants (Sudafed).  If you have questions regarding certain medications, please contact our office.

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