Adverse Cutaneous Reactions of Systemic Antihistamines

ISSN: 1875-614X (Online)
ISSN: 1871-5230 (Print)

Volume 15, 3 Issues, 2016

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Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergy Agents

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Claudiu T. Supuran
Neurofarba Department
University of Florence

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Adverse Cutaneous Reactions of Systemic Antihistamines

Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 4(5): 521-529.

Author(s): Esen Ozkaya.

Affiliation: I.U. Istanbul Tip Fakultesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dali, 34093 Capa-Istanbul / Turkey.


Cutaneous adverse reactions to systemic antihistamines are rare but an important finding. The reaction may vary from an eczematous eruption as the most frequent type, to rare but severe reactions such as urticaria / angioedema, erythema multiforme / Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome. This is a review of the reported types of cutaneous adverse reactions due to systemically administered old and new antihistamines.


antihistamines, adverse reaction, cutaneous, eczematous.

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Article Details

Volume: 4
Issue Number: 5
First Page: 521
Last Page: 529
Page Count: 9
DOI: 10.2174/156801405774330376
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