Antihistamine Safety in Older Adult Dermatologic Patients.

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Twenty percent of Americans will be over age 65 by 2030,1 and without a dedicated geriatrics curriculum in many residency trainings programs, dermatologists may be less familiar with age-associated side effects of common dermatologic medications. Herein, we provide a practical guide and clinical safety pearls for the use of antihistamines in older adults. This review aims to address the risks of antihistamines, anticholinergic burden and polypharmacy, pertinent pre-existing medical conditions, as well as safe alternatives for aging adult patients.

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