Antihistamines and chemo

Hi does anyone take antihistamine for hayfever whilst on chemo? I’m on perjeta herceptin and docetaxel and have the SE nose drip but my hayfever season is starting too and I would usually be on antihistamine . Have checked drug interactions on line,  none listed.  If you take them, which ones? Will try to get hold of advice from my unit but not so easy on weekends. Grateful for advice. Pam x

Hi Newgrandma,

Thanks for your post and I’m sorry to see you haven’t received a response yet. 

In the meantime you can always post on our Ask the Nurse board or call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, who will be able to talk you through any questions you have and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below:

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Best wishes, 


Hi I was given piriton before each dose of weekly chemo and given them home with me hope this helps you could call helpline at your hospital to ask them