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Is it safe to take a daily antihistamine

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Lehr
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most often yes: Otc non drowsy fexofenadine 180mgm for pt over 12yo can safely be used on along term basis in most patients..Always check with with your primary md.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatographia: is usually a "lifetime" condition. Antihistamines are sometimes effective and there are new developments in the treatment of eaosinophils ( first "co ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Over : Over 800 medications are known to interact with zoloft (sertraline). Common antihistamines can interact with zoloft (sertraline), causing increased d ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Good question.: As long as you don't exceed the dose or frequency on the label - they are equally risky/safe. Perhaps the concern more with insomnia than allergy is t ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fexofenadine: There is nothing which is a 100% safe but fexofenadine would be my choice in your situation. On the other hand, why not try a nasal spray (cortisone ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: It is not a good idea because of the increased risk of side effects from taking multiple similar meds.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It could be safe or not depending on the total dose you are taking in one day. By the way safe is conventionally defined, it will probably be safe an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antihistamine: Expired medicine most likely loses its potency.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes depending: It depends on the symptoms. Antihistamines will help itching rashes sneezing, runny nose but you may need additional medicine for cough and wheeze.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Medications: Should be fine together.

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