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    Information about Histamine

    Histamine uses

    Histamine is a solution for skin prick testing. Histamine Positive and negative control are for
    diagnostic use only. They are used as a reference with other skin prick tests to determine which substances cause allergic reaction.

    Common side effects of histamine

    Available Medicine for Histamine

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Histamine

    • Histamine can only decrease the number and severity of attacks of vertigo (dizziness), hearing loss and tinnitus (noise in the ear), it will not completely stop them.
    • You may need to take Histamine for 6-12 months to see if it helps to relieve your symptoms. If it helps, then you can continue to use it.
    • Do not take Histamine if you have a history of hypersensitivity to betahistine or you have pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of adrenal glands.
    • Take special care and inform your doctor if you have
      • History of porphyria
      • Peptic ulcer 
      • Asthma
      • Low blood pressure
      • Hereditary problem of intolerance to some sugars
      • History of allergic reactions

    Frequently asked questions for Histamine


    Q. Can I take histamine for a cold/ heat rash/ hives/ mosquito bites/ bug bites?

    Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the use of histamine

    Q. Does Histamine cause blood pressure/ fever/ pain/ weight gain/constipation/ drowsiness / edema / vasodilation or vasoconstriction/ bronchodilation?

    Histamine may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment.

    Q. Is histamine a Hormone/Protein/ Vasodilator/ cytokine/ neurotransmitter/ agonist/ amino acid/ inhibitory or excitatory/ an enzyme/ a monoamine?

    Histamine is a monoamine and not a hormone, protein, enzyme or amino acid. Histamine is an excitatory vasodilator and not a cytokine or neurotransmitter or inhibitory agonist

    Q. Can I take Histamine with amoxicillin /prednisolone/ ibuprofen/ antibiotics/ amoxicillin / citalopram / paracetamol /singulair /warfarin / sertraline?

    Histamine may interact with these medications. Kindly follow doctors instructions

    Content on this page was last updated on 26 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)