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Medications to Hold Prior to Skin Testing
and Challenge Tests

 

STOP 7 or 10 DAYS BEFORE APPT.

STOP 3 DAYS BEFORE APPT.

DO NOT TAKE MORNING OF APPT.

LAST DOSE NIGHT BEFORE APPT.

*Antihistamines/ Cold Meds

(7 days):

Allegra(fexofenadine), Alavert, Clarinex (desloratadine),

Claritin(loratadine),

Xyzal (levocetrizine),

Zyrtec (cetirizine),

Actifed, AlleRX, Bromfed (brompheniramine), Chlortrimeton, Codimal, Dimetapp, Duratuss, DuraVent, Rynatan, Rynatuss, Semprex-D, StaHist, Tavist (clemastine), Trinalin, Tussicaps,

Tussi-12D, Tussionex,

Allergy/Sinus meds,

Dicel, Palgic, Atarax (hydroxyzine),

Phenergan (promethazine)

 

Eye Drops(7days):

Optivar, Zaditor, Alaway (ketotifen)

 

Nasal Sprays

(10 days):

Astelin, Astepro, Patanase, Dymista

 

*Antihistamines   Benadryl

 

Heartburn meds: Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac, Axid

 

Vertigo/Dizziness Meds:

Antivert (meclizine)

 

Eye Drops:

Elestat, Pataday, Patanol

 

Over-the-counter pain/sleeping aids with “PM”

ex: Tylenol PM






STOP 7 Days Prior:

 **Irritable Bowel Meds
(7days)

 Hysoscyamine (Levsin, Levbid, Anaspaz, etc.)

 Librax

 Donnatel

Bentyl

 

 

Inhalers: Albuterol, Combivent, Maxair, Proventil, Terbutaline, Ventolin, Xopenex, ProAir,
Atrovent

 

ONLY hold above inhalers IF symptoms allow

 

 

If you have an afternoon appt, refrain from using inhalers after 8:00 am.

Advair, Foradil, Spiriva, Serevent, Symbicort, Dulera

NO RESTRICTIONS:

Inhalers:

Alvesco, Asmanex, Flovent, Intal, Pulmicort, QVAR.


Nasal Sprays:

Flonase (fluticasone), Nasacort, Nasonex, Omnaris, Veramyst, Zetonna, Fluosinolide, Rhinocort 


Other
:

Accolate, Singulair, Theophylline, Zyflo, topical steroid creams such as hydrocortisone cream

 

 

 

*If evaluation is for hives, it is OK to continue antihistamines.   

  

**MUST obtain permission from PCP BEFORE discontinuing the following medications; these medications need to be held 7 days OR LONGER.

 **Antidepressants, sleeping aids:  doxepin, Elavil (amitriptyline), Norpramin (desipramine), Pamelor (nortriptyline), Surmontil (trimipramine), Vivactil (protriptyline)

 

If you have any questions, or you feel you cannot go without a medication, please contact us at 317-708-2839.