Phase of research

Potential treatment - clinical evidence

How it helps

Other treatment

Drug status

Used to treat other disease

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General information

Antihistamines are drugs targeting histamine receptors. There are 4 types of histamine receptors (H1-4), differing in their distribution and response they facilitate. Antihistamines targeting H1 receptors are well-known for their anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. H2 antihistamines are used for gastric acid production-related disorders; however, nowadays they are often not the drugs of first choice. H3 antihistamines are being developed for the treatment of cognitive disorders and H4 antihistamines could have benefit for patients with immune and inflammatory disorders (Mahdy and Webster, 2011).

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