Antihistamines for the common cold
Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group
Published Online: 5 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 5 OCT 2011
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:
- the clinical efficacy of antihistamines in alleviating nasal symptoms (nasal congestion, rhinorrhoea and sneezing) in adults and children suffering from a common cold;
- the clinical efficacy of antihistamines in shortening the duration of the illness; and
- the evidence on side effects of antihistamines and hence the risk to benefit considerations of this type of medication for the common cold.