Medications Contraindicated With Allergy Skin Testing

Commonly Found Antihistamines

(Discontinue 5-7 days before testing)

Alavert

Comtrex

Periactin

Allegra, Allegra-D

Contac

Rhinosyn

AllerX

Coricidin

Rynatan

Antivert (meclazine)

Deconamine

Sudafed Plus

Astelin

Dimetane

Tagament (cimetidine)

Axid (nizatidine)

Dimetapp

Tavist, Tavist-D  

Benedryl (diphenhydramine)

Dramamine (dimehydrinate)

Triaminic

Bonine (meclazine)

Drixoral

Vicks

Bromfed (Brompheniramine)

Extendryl

Vistaril (hyroxyzine)

Chlorpheniramine

Formula 44

Xyzal 

Chlor-Trimenton

Hyroxyzine, Atarax

Zantac (Ranitidine)

Clarinex

Multisymptom Nyquil

Zyrtec 

Claritin, Claritin-D, Claritin Reditab

Pepcid (famotidine)

4-way 

Clemastine

Phenergan (proethazine)

 


 

 

Commonly Found Antidepressants/Anti-anxiety/Other Psychiatric Medications

 (Discontinue 48 hours before testing)

Alprazolam/Xanax

Effexor/Effexor XR

Paxil

Amitriptyline/Elavil/Vanatrip

Elavil

Protiptyline/Triptil/Vivactil

Amoxaine/Ascedin

Imipramine/Tofranil

Prozac

Buspar

Lexapro

Restoril

Clomipramine/Anafranil

Lorazepam/Ativan

Serzone

Clonazepam/Klonoin

Librax

Trazodone/Desyrel

Celexa

Mapotiline/Ludiomil

Trimipramine/Surmontil

Cymbalta

Mirtazapine/Remeron

Welbutrin (Buproprion)

Desipiramine/Norpramin

Nefazodone/Serzone

Xanax

Doxepin/Sinequan/Zonalon

Nortriptyline/Aventyl/Pamelor

Zoloft


 

 

Commonly Found H2 Blockers

(Discontinue 48 hours before testing)

Famotidine/Pepcid/Nizatidine/Axid

Ranitidine/Zantac

Tagamet/Cimetidine

 

Commonly Prescribed Beta Blockers (Blood Pressure Medication)
generic names typically end in "olol"

(Discontinue 24 hours before testing)

Acebutolol (Sectrol)

Esmolol (Brevibloc)

Poropranolol, (Inderal, or Ineral LA)

Atenolol (Tenormin, Tenorectic)

Inderide, Inderide LA

Sotalol, (Betapace AF)

Betaxolol (Kerlone)

Labetalol, (Normodyne, Trandate)

Timolide 10/25

Carteolol (Cartol)

Metoprolol, (Lopressor, Lopressor HCT/Toprol XL)

Timolol, Blocadren

Carvedilol (Coreg)

Nadolol, (Corgard)

Ziac

Disoprolol (Zabeta)

Penbutolol, (Levatol)

 

Corzide

Pindolol, (Visken)


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