noun. ['ˌæntiːˈhɪstəmən'] a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site.
- chlorpheniramine maleate
- brompheniramine maleate
- meclizine hydrochloride
- over-the-counter medicine
- over-the-counter drug
- prescription drug
- anti- (English)
- ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- histamine (English)
Words that Rhyme with Antihistamine
Example sentences of the word antihistamine
1. Noun, singular or mass
If your fat lip is the result of a bee sting, take an over-the-counter antihistamine like diphenhydramine.
Certain antihistamine formulas already include decongestant elements, so stand-alone decongestants should not be taken at all.