Accession Number:

ADP011043

Title:

Hr-Antihistamines and Aircrew

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

For many years it was accepted that antihistamines were among the safest medications in the world, and this reputation was enhanced by the development of the so-called second generation compounds, which were largely free of adverse effects on vigilance and performance. It was against this background that there was wide agreement that they could be used safely by air crew. However, cardiotoxicity has now become an issue with these antihistamines, and the confidence which was once placed in their use for aircrew requires re-examination.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE