Chapter 107. Antihistamines in Rhinitis and Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. F. Estelle R. Simons

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch37

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Simons, F. E. R. (2000) Antihistamines in Rhinitis and Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • histamine;
  • asthma;
  • rhinitis;
  • cholinergic nerve terminals;
  • ethanolamines


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pharmacology of H2-Antagonists

  • H2-Antagonists in All' Ergic Rhinitis

  • H2-Antagonists in Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

  • H2-Antagonists in Asthma

  • Adverse Effects of H2-Antagonists

  • H2-Receptor Antagonists in Rhinitis and Asthma

  • H2-Agonists in Asthma

  • Summary

  • References