Pediatrician Questions Antihistamines

Are antihistamines safe for a 5 year old?

My son is 5 years old and the doctor recommended certain antihistamines to treat his allergies. Is it safe for him considering he is still so young?

2 Answers

Even if the child is 5 yrs old, if he has moderate to severe allergies and if it is a daily suffering, it is alright to have anti-histamines.
Antihistamines can be given at this age and long acting ones like claritin or zyrtec can be given daily.
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