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what is allergy tablets do?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Allergy pills: Most otc allergy tablets block h1 histamines and are known as antihistamines. The prescription allergy tablets like singulair (montelukast) and Accolate are leukotriene receptor antagonists that block a receptor also involved in the allergy cascade.

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I'm on the pill however i need to regularly take allergy tablets say 3 times a week. Will this interfere?

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No : Allergy tablets that are antihistamines will not interfere or interact with birth control pills. On the other hand, antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if i took 5 allergy tablets the dosage is 1 will i be okay?

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Dr. John Chiu
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Ok but...: As antihistamines have a high safety margin, you may just end up with dry mouth and perhaps drowsiness if you take 5 times the dose in one gulp. The question is why did you take so many at one time? The answer would be different when a decongestant is also present since such a high dose of decongestant can raise your blood pressure and heart rate significantly and potentially causing a stroke.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Are store own brand allergy tablets just as affective as brand names?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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Yes: In general that is a correct statement.
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A 64-year-old male asked:

I am looking for a possible cause? Which kind of doctor should I consult? I tried allergy tablets and travacort already. Is my medicine causing it?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
What are you: experiencing, what possible side effect?
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See your primary care doctor first
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