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What Conditions Is Alavert Usually Prescribed For
What is the average to maximum dosage foe methotrexate for scleritis and since it is not working what are other medicines that can be prescribed.
See below: Usually 25 mg if all labs are normal. You did not mention whether you have a coexisting autoimmune disease such as ra. Having an coexisting autoimmune diseases often dictates what therapy would best work. Biologics, high dose prednisone, and azathioprine are used in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is singulair (montelukast) a common and typical allergic rhinitis treatment?or is it prescribed for the severe cases?
Yes, but: I usually use it when nasal steroid +/- antihistamine spray failed. In my experience, Singulair (montelukast) is uniquely effective in relieving nasal congestion in about 25% of the people and ineffective at all in 50% of the people. It does not reduce itching, sneezing, or runny nose however. In patients who also have mild asthma, this may be a good choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation: The major consequence is sedation so observation in a safe place - in bed at home or in the er - is almost always adequate. Irregular heart beat is extremely rare. If massive overdose is suspected - say a small child swallows 10 or more 10 mg tablets - vomiting may be induced with syrup of ipecac. ...Read more
Is montilukast usually prescribed for non allergic rhinitis? does it work?or is it just for allergic types of rhinitis?
Anti inflammatory: Montelukast is a leukotreine inhibitor, one of many mediators for chronic inflammation, Rhinitis in general denotes inflammation, whether is it of allergic origin doesn't matter, that's why Montelukast is helpful too with asthma of any type and exercise induced asthma (a non-allergic condition), ...Read more
What is the safest immunosuppressive medication for treating an autoimmune disorder that can be used for long periods?
All have side effect: All of our agents have potential risks and benefits with the benefit of putting your autoimmune disease in remission. Each disease has certain drugs that work best for the condition so ideally we would need to know the condition to comment. Some would consider low dose Prednisone 5 mg a day to not be so bad compared to the other immunosuppressive agents. ...Read more
Supportive care: Gastric lavage with activated charcoal is useful and safe only for intubated patients, as charcoal aspiration is a risk. There are no antidotes, and dialysis is ineffective, so we simply support systems if they fail. Ie a breathing machine, drugs for cardiac arythmias, etc. ...Read more
Is clariit 500mg ( clarithromycin) can be used for chlamydia treatment and if yes what is the dosage?
No!: Clarithromycin is more effective in treating respiratory tract infections. Azithromycin (1000mg one dose per mouth) and Erythromycin (500mg every 6 hour per mouth for 7 days) are from the same class and have better efficacy in treating the genitourinary infections (such as Chlamydia). ...Read more
Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudafed overdose: Sudafed overdose can cause seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and restlessness.Maximum recommended dose for adults over 24 hours is 240 mgm. Only tests done are ekg, CBC and metabolic panel and urine analysis.But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam. Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more
What is the most effective and safe systemic medication for psoriasis that can be taken long term?
None: For all intents and purposes, there is no such thing as Flonase overdosage. Taking too much over a long period of time could produce some steroid side effects, but that would require swallowing an entire bottle of Flonase daily for a few weeks. There is no way any insurance company would allow for a refill per day, and no one could afford that on an out-of-pocket basis. ...Read more
Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.
Loratidine : Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more
Cannot be self-treat: Need to call local poison control center or go to er. ...Read more
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug interactions: NO drug interactions were noted (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1853-0,1486-897)Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: The active ingredient is loratidine, a newer antihistamine. Typically it is unusual to be allergic to an antihistamine, however there are more ingredients involved in manufacturing these products. Typically there are binders, fillers, coloring etc. All of these can rarely cause an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No problem is expected even if you need to take 2 a day. ...Read more
Generic: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Alavert contain the same active ingredient, Loratadine. Claritin (loratadine) is the original brand name for this drug, and Alavert is one of the less expensive generic forms. They should both work the same for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alavert d is for allergies. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is to decrease the symptoms and length of time you have a flu. You can take them together, but you usually don't need to since tamiflu (oseltamivir) is only useful if you do have the flu and it is very early in the course and your symptoms are likely from the flu instead of allergies. If you have allergies, it is useless to use tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
I typically take an allegra (fexofenadine) 180 in the am and an alavert 10mg at night. Today i accidentally took 1 allegra (fexofenadine) 180 @7am and another at 10pm. Will i be ok?
Yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) is a very safe new generation antihistamine that does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so even more than the recommended dose will not lead to drowsiness or impaired reaction time. However, higher than normal doses of alavert (loratadine) could potentially lead to mild drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have terrible allergies and I usually take Alavert but it doesn't seem to be helping me anymore what allergy medicine do you suggest will work?
Nasal?: For nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid will likely work better but may take a few days. ...Read more
You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...Read more
Both to help more: Nasal steroid such as Flonase is the front line treatment for allergic rhinitis, but at time people do need more than a spray--adding an antihistamine such as alavert, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra is quite common--they do not interact and in fact both work to help your allergies. Of course, use the smallest effective dose when needed. Good luck. ...Read more
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