Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are antihistamines effective in treating symptoms of the common cold?

Antihistamines alone have no meaningful impact on the common cold. Although evidence is at moderate to high risk of bias^ antihistamines combined with decongestants and/or analgesia may have a small impact on improving symptoms for one in 4-7 patients but should not be used in children under 6.

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Publication Date: 2013-1-7
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:28:19