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Nursing Tip of the Week:
 
Topic: Allergies: Seasonal
 
  • There are many antihistamines for seasonal allergies these days.
  • Did you know that antihistamines work best on an empty stomach?
  • Why?
  • An empty stomach allows for a faster absorption rate.
  • Did you also know that antihistamines are best taken with a full glass of water vs. juice?
  • Why?
  • The acid present in juices, such as orange or grapefruit cuts the effectiveness of antihistamines by as much as 45%!!!
  • So, the next time, you reach for your antihistamine, be sure to follow the nursing tips listed above.
 
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