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Table 2 List of specific fears for adverse events of oral antihistamines mentioned by rhinitis patients

From: Explorative study on patient’s perceived knowledge level, expectations, preferences and fear of side effects for treatment for allergic rhinitis

Fear for adverse events of oral antihistamine tablets  (N = 28)
Fatigue 16/28 (57%)
Dizziness 2/28 (7%)
Habituation 2/28 (7%)
Gastric ulcer 1/28 (4%)
Interactions with other drugs 1/28 (4%)
Thirst 1/28 (4%)
Dry throat 1/28 (4%)
Dry eyes 1/28 (4%)
Fever, rash 1/28 (4%)
Addiction 1/28 (4%)
Weight increase 1/28 (4%)