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Antihistamines for the common cold

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  • Intervention



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.

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