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Meperidine Allergy (Overview)

Meperidine allergy is a classic allergic reaction. This typically involves rash and itching at multiple areas including the neck, trunk and limbs. Severe forms of allergy can involve the lungs with decreased airway exchange; this is an emergency.


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Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read more

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Meperidine Allergy (Overview)

Meperidine allergy is a classic allergic reaction. This typically involves rash and itching at multiple areas including the neck, trunk and limbs. Severe forms of allergy can involve the lungs with decreased airway exchange; this is an emergency.


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Why are meperidine and promethizine prescribed together is it okay to only take meperidine?

Why are meperidine and promethizine prescribed together is it okay to only take meperidine?

Ancient wisdom: In medical school, we were taught to combine Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Promethazine because they provided better acute pain relief. There is nothing wrong with Meperidine (demerol) for short-term treatment, however metabolic products of this medicine causes damage in the long run. Keep in mind, this combination came at emergency rooms. Combining an opiate with a safe sedative gets people out of the er. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions , perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more

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Is percocet or demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) stronger?

Is percocet or demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) stronger?

Yes: This is not an easy conversion but most conversions show oxycodone to be much stronger. ...Read more

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Whats skelaxin (metaxalone) allergy?

Whats skelaxin (metaxalone) allergy?

Allergy: The initial answer has nothing to do with an allergy. An allergy presents as itching, rash. It can progress to shortness of breath and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Whats succinylcholine allergy?

Whats succinylcholine allergy?

Reaction to sux: In terms of allergy in the usual sense, it may not exist with succinylcholine. My top concern would be an adverse intrinsic response to exposure to this drug, called malignant hyperthermia. This is life threatening if not immediately recognized, there is genetic predisposition(family history). Other conditions preclude use of this drug too, renal failure, certain neurologic conditions also. ...Read more

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Is naphazoline hydrochloride an antihistamine?

Is naphazoline hydrochloride an antihistamine?

Not an antihistamine: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor and an Alpha agonist. It is not an antihistamine, although it can be combined with one. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Kao Dr. Kao
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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Dr. Neil Kao Dr. Kao
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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

No: A reaction between you allery medication and dental novocaine (a brand name for dental anesthesia) should not happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

Yes it can: but you need to take it on regular basis during the season, or anytime during the year if you have persistent symptoms, if it doesn't work see your doctor ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

No: Astelin nasal spray is not addictive like some other medications. It is a topical antihistamine spray that can provide relief for patients with symptoms of chronic rhinitis, such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more