Office Address

Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, LLC

Layton Address: 1660 W Antelope Dr STE 225 Layton, UT 84041 Tel: 801-773-4865 Fax: 801-775-9806

Medications Check List

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There are numerous medications, including some anti-depressant medications, that interfere with testing and should not be stopped due to the nature of the drugs. Please check with your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about specific drugs not listed below.  If you cannot comfortably or safely hold your medication, please discuss this with your physician.
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The following medications (over the counter and prescription) MUST be discontinued for at least 5-7 days prior to any skin testing.

Be aware, most oral allergy medications and some allergy nasal sprays and eye drops contain antihistamines.  Many cough and cold medications contain antihistamines.  Some sleep aids, as well as antacids, contain or have antihistamine effects.  Pay attention to off-brands as well.  This list is not all-inclusive. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

  • Actifed
  • AccuHist
  • Antivert (meclizine)
  • Allegra (fexofenadine)
  • Allegra D
  • Aller-chlor (chlorpheniramine)
  • Alavert
  • Astelin Nasal Spray (azelastine)
  • Astepro Nasal Spray (azelastine)
  • Atarax (Hydroxazine)
  • Astrepro
  • Atrohist
  • Arbinoxa (carbinoxamine)
  • Benedryl (diphenhydramein) (2-3 days)
  • Bepreve eye drops
  • Bonine (meclizine)
  • Brompheniramine generic
  • Bromfed
  • carbinoxamine generic
  • Claritin or Clarinex (loratidine or desloratidine)
  • Claritin D
  • clemastine generic
  • Chlortrimeton (chlorpheniramine)
  • Cyproheptadine generic
  • Dimetapp
  • dexchlorpheniramine generic
  • dimenhydrinate generic, diphenhydramine generic, or doxylamine generic
  • Dramamine (dimenhydrinate), or Dramamine Less Drowsy (meclizine)
  • Dymista
  • Elestat eye drops (epinastine)
  • Emadine eye drops (emedastine)
  • Hydroxyzine generic
  • Lastacaft eye drops (alcaftadine ophthalmic)
  • Marezine (cyclizine)
  • Meclizine
  • Opcon-A eye drops (napazoline)
  • Optivar eye drops (azelastine)
  • Pataday
  • Patanase
  • Patanol/Pataday
  • Palgic (carbinoxamine)
  • Periactin (cyproheptadine)
  • Phenergan (promethazine)
  • promethazine generic
  • Rhinotan
  • Semprex D
  • Tavist Allergy (clemastine)
  • Triaminic
  • Tripohist triprolidine
  • Unisom (diphenhydramine)
  • Vistaril (hydroxyzine)
  • Xyzal (levocetirizine)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Zyrtec D
  • Zaditor eye drops (ketotifen)
  • Zentrip (meclizine)

Also, please avoid the following antacids which have antihistamine effects for one week.

  • Axid (nizatidine)
  • cimetidine generic
  • Duexis (ibuprofen/famotidine)
  • famotidine generic
  • nizatidine generic
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Pepcid AC (famotidine)
  • Pepcid AC Maximum Strength (famotidine)
  • Ranitidine generic
  • Tagamet HB 200 (cimetidine)
  • Zantac (ranitidine)

The following medications do NOT interfere with testing and MAY be taken.

  • Advair
  • Albuterol
  • Antibiotics
  • Atrovent (Ipratropium)
  • Azmacort
  • Beclovent
  • Cromolyn
  • Dexilant
  • Dulera
  • Flonase
  • Flovent
  • Guaifed
  • Humibid
  • Midrin
  • Nasalcrom
  • Nasocort
  • Nasonex
  • Nexium (Esomeprazole)
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisolone (Prelone)
  • Prevacid (Lansoprazole)
  • Prilosec (Omeprazole)
  • Proair
  • Protonix (Pantoprazole)
  • Proventil
  • Pulmicort (Budesonide)
  • QNasl
  • QVar
  • Rhonicort
  • Serevent
  • Singulair (Montelukast)
  • Slobid
  • Spiriva (Tioptropium)
  • Sudafed (Pseudephedrine)
  • Tilade
  • Vancenase
  • Vanceril
  • Ventolin
  • Veramyst
  • Zetonna

**On some occasions, even if you have avoided the above medications, the physician may decide that a blood test would be indicated before allergy testing is performed