Iowa Pediatric Asthma & Allergy
Iowa Pediatric Asthma & Allergy
Iowa Pediatric Asthma & Allergy
Iowa Pediatric Asthma & Allergy

Medications to Stop for Allergy Testing

It is important to know what medications to stop before ALLERGY TESTING because some medications may alter your test results.

So here are the ones to stop 5 days before test:


• Allegra (Fexofenadine)

• Atarax • Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)

• Zyrtec (Cetirizine)

• Actifed

• Dimetapp (Brompheniramine)

• Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

• Chlortrimeton (Chlorpheniramine)

• Clarinex (Desloratadine)

• Claritin (Alavert)/(Loratadine)

• Phanergan (Promethazine)

• Tavist • Antihist (Clemastine)

• Actifed

• Aller-Chlor

• Bromfed

• Drixoral

• Dura-tab

• Novafed-A Ornade

• Poly-Histine-D

• Trinalin (Combination medications)


If you are taking on oral antihistamine that is not listed STOP the medication 5 days before your allergy test. If you are not sure if a medication you are taking is an antihistamine please call the office to verify or if you have any questions at 515-868-0220.


Stop taking the following medications the night before test:

• Singulair (montelukast), Accolate (zafirlukast


Stop these medications the morning of your appointment:

• Zantac (ranitidine), Axid (nizatidine), Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetadine)


You may continue to take all other Asthma medications

Our Location

IPAA - Dr Scott Sheets

7029 Vista Drive

West Des Moines, IA  50266



(O)  515-868-0220

(F)  515-223-3022



Office hours are 8-4:30pm M-F

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