Who should not take antihistamines?

If you are allergic to antihistamines or any of its components, you should not take it. Antihistamines  are contraindicated for nursing mothers, newborns, and premature infants. Persons with certain medical conditions, or individuals taking certain medication should not take antihistamines. If you are suffering from thyroid disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, difficult urination, or glaucoma you should talk to your doctor before taking an antihistamine. Individuals using medications like sedatives, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants, should speak to their doctor before using an antihistamine. Before taking this or any other medication, you should talk to your doctor about all of the possible interactions you may experience.

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