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is loratadine safe for copd users

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihistamines/ COPD: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/COPD-medication-guidelines Antihistamine dry up mucus which make getting rid of it difficult But if ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: No problem at all with the interactions.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : I would not recommend using any expired medication.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Loratadine has an excellent track record for safety.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They are both rather safe drugs although zyrtec (cetirizine) may theoretically increase your heart rate when taken in large doses. However I am not a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should be: Xyzal or levocetirizine is a newer antihistamine. Often the labels indicate to use caution with lung disease as theoretically antihistamines (especia ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Yes: Montair lc is montelukast which is often used with other asthma drugs or sometimes alone for "control". It is not a steroids (cortisone).
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteopo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes with caution: If zyrtec (cetirizine) is needed every day to control symptoms for more than a week or two , a patient needs evaluation as possibly there is a chroni ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown...: Safety data for nasal steroids in most studies were short-term (up to 5.5 years)--with no major adverse effects. The package insert for this medicatio ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Nasalcrom has little or no side effects (rarely a rash perhaps) and thus can be safely used with other nasal medications. It is not a steroid or antih ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Studies show that: there is no beneficial effect, but no increased side effects, of giving salbutamol to infants with bronchiolitis. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
No contraindication: in taking clonazepam and Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) together but both may affect sedation, increase or decrease. Consult your physician if ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Works the same and different. Advair is fluticasone (flovent) with another medicine called salmeterol which is a long acting bronchodilator. Advair ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Beclo is OK: Flovent and beclomethosone are both steroids found in inhalers for long term control of asmtha. They belong to the same class, and most people feel t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not for asthma: Meant for COPD, many other drugs are available for asthma, unless a patient has both conditions
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Coriciden: Coriciden tablets do not raise the blood pressure andcan be used as a decongestant.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Nasal steroids or inhaled steroids are standard. Very safe but need prescription.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Prob ok: Antihistamines have been around for decades, and certainly many more potent than loratadine. They say worldwide the most common drug taken is diphenhy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is very important to keep your asthma well-controlled during pregnancy. You should take your prescribed inhalers as recommended.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the FDA are considered safe, but doctors ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But be sure that there is no decongestant (usually indicated by a -d) which may raise your blood pressure.

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