Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology   

SKIN TESTING & MEDICATION USE

THE FOLLOWING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS MUST BE STOPPED 5 FULL DAYS PRIOR TO SKING TESTING:
Oral antihistamines:
AlavertAllegraAtaraxCetirizineClarinex
ClaritinFexofenadineHydroxyzineLoratadineVistaril
WalitinWalzyrXyzalZyrtec 
Any generic or other brand variations of the above medications

THE FOLLOWING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS MUST BE STOPPED 2 FULL DAYS PRIOR TO SKIN TESTING:
Overt the counter oral antihistamines:
Brompheniramine (Bromfed, Dimetapp Cold & Allergy, Robitussin Allergy & Cough)
Chlorpheniramine (Actifed Cold & Allegy, Chlor-Trimeton, Deconamine, Rondec, Singlet)
Clemastine (Tavist Allergy)
Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine Original)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl Allergy, Nytol, Sominex)
Doxylamine (Vicks NyQuil, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine)
Any generic or other brand variations of the above medications

Prescription oral antihistamines:
Acrivastive (Semprex-D)Carbinoxamine (Palgic)Cyproheptadine
DexchlorpheniramineTripolidine (Tripohist)

Nasal Antihistamines (nasal sprays):
Azelastine nasal (Astelin, Astepro)
Olopatadine nasal (Patanase)
* Please continue taking your nasal steroids (Nasonex, Flonase, Omnaris, Rhinocort, Nasacort, etc.,)

Optic Antihistamines (Eye drops):
ElestatEmadineNaphazoline ophthNaphcon or Naphcon AOpcon A
OptivarPatadayPatanolVisine A (naphazoline ophth)
Any generic or other brand variations of the above medications

DO NOT STOP TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS:
Nasal corticosteroids: Nasonex, Flonase, Omnaris, Rhinocort, Nasacort, Veramyst, etc.
Inhaled corticosteroids: AeroBid, Alvesco, Asmanex, Azmacort, Flovent, Pulmicort, QVAR, etc.
Albuterol inhalers: ProAir, Proventil, Ventolin, Xopenex, etc.
Combination asthma inhalers: Advair, Symbicort, etc.
Other asthma/allergy medications: Singulair, Prednisone
Decongestants: psuedoephedrine (Sudafed), phenylephrine (Sudafed PE), guaifenesin (Mucinex)
It is also acceptable (but not recommended) to use Afrin decongestant prior to testing

Please continue any other prescribed medications for other medical conditions. If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding your medications, please do not hesitate to call us at: 415-788-4128