Intervention Protocol

Antihistamines for the common cold

  1. Avadhesh Saraswat1,*,
  2. Mieke L van Driel1,2,
  3. An IM De Sutter2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009345


How to Cite

Saraswat A, van Driel ML, De Sutter AIM. Antihistamines for the common cold (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009345. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009345.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Ghent University, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent, Belgium

*Avadhesh Saraswat, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, University Drive, Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4226, Australia. asaraswa@student.bond.edu.au. avadhesh_saraswat@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this review are to assess:

  1. the clinical efficacy of antihistamines in alleviating nasal symptoms (nasal congestion, rhinorrhoea and sneezing) in adults and children suffering from a common cold;
  2. the clinical efficacy of antihistamines in shortening the duration of the illness; and
  3. the evidence on side effects of antihistamines and hence the risk to benefit considerations of this type of medication for the common cold.