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
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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 10 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)