Preparing for Skin Testing

Know When to Stop Medicines Before Your Child's Test
  • Asthma medicine does not affect skin testing. Do not stop taking your asthma medicine.
  • Call your pharmacy or prescribing physician if you are unsure about the names of your child’s medicines.
  • If you have any questions, call 404-785-2000 and leave a message for our nurse.

  • Five Days Before Skin Testing

      Stop these Medicines Five Days Before Skin Testing

      Actifed

      Adapin

      Advil Allergy

      Ah-Chew

      Alavert

      Allegra

      Allerhist

      Allertan

      Allerex

      Amitriptyline

      Anafranil

      Antivert

      Asendin

      Astepro, Astelin or Azelastine Nasal Spray

      Atarax

      Atrohist

      Aventyl

      BC Cold

      Benadryl

      Bentyl

      Benztropine

      Biohist

      Bonine

      Bromfed

      Brompheniramine

      Carbinoxamine

      Cetirizine

      Chlorpheniramine

      Chlor-Trimeton

      Clairinex

      Claritin

      Clemastine

      Clomipramine

      Cogentin

      Contac

      Coricidin

      Cyproheptadine

      Deconamine

      Desipramine

      Dimetapp

      Diphenhydramine

      Doxepin

      Dramamine

      Drixoral

      Durahist

      Dura Tan

      DuraVent

      Dytan

      Elavil

      Etrafon

      Excedrin PM

      Extendryl

      Fexofenadine

      Hydroxyzine

      Imipramine

      Limbitrol

      Lodrane

      Loratadine

      Ludiomil

      Marezine

      Meclizine

      Nopramin

      Nortriptyline

      Nyquil

      Pamelor

      Patanase Nasal Spray

      PediaCare

      PediaTan

      Periactin

      Phenergan

      Polyhistine

      Promethazine

      Protriptyline

      Pyribenzamine

      Remeron

      Rescon

      Resperidone

      Risperdal

      Robitussin Cough, Cold & Allergy

      Rondec

      Ru-Tuss

      Ryna

      Rynatan

      Ryneze

      Semprex

      Seroquel

      Sinequan

      Singlet

      Sominex

      Sudafed Cold & Allergy

      Surmontil

      Tacaryl

      TanDur

      Tavist

      Temaril-P

      Theraflu

      Tofranil

      Triaminic

      Triavil

      Trimipramine

      Trinalin

      Tylenol Allergy

      Tylenol Cold

      Tylenol PM

      Unisom

      Vicks

      Vivactil

      Xyzal 

      Zonalon

      Zertec

  • Two Days Before Skin Testing

      Stop these Medicines Two Days Before Skin Testing

      (GI Medicines for reflux and indigestion) 

      Axid 

      Cimetidine 

      Famotidine 

      Nizatidine  

      Pepcid 

      Rantidine 

      Tagamet 

      Zantac 

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