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Least Sedative Antihistamine for Field Use?
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    Default Least Sedative Antihistamine for Field Use?

    Which antihistamines cause the least drowsiness / sedative side effects? If you were on an expedition, working with law enforcement or working in a remote setting with limited facilities, which antihistamine would you take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by potomaco View Post
    Which antihistamines cause the least drowsiness / sedative side effects? If you were on an expedition, working with law enforcement or working in a remote setting with limited facilities, which antihistamine would you take?
    The only true non-sedating antihistamine is loratadine which is a second-generation antihistamine which is under the name claritin or alavert. As for the other ones zyrtec (generic: cetirizine) is a better antihistamine than loratadine and one I personally recommend but can cause sedation in SOME people (not a lot though).
    ---I answer questions to the best of my ability, but with always limited knowledge of the patient's situation and no ability to see your chart or full medical history my advice is limited and should also be confirmed with your own doctor/pharmacist/etc. Also, I do not promote following my advice without proper approval from your doctor either--

    Dr. B

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