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Actifed Allergy (Overview)

Actifed is a antihistamine / nasal decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/actifed.html


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Whats sudafed allergy?

Whats sudafed allergy?

I have not seen it: True allergic reactions to sudafed are rare. More commonly people will not tolerate the drug effects of the medication. This can include heart racing, elevated blood pressure, sleeplessness, feeling jittery. This medication can case problems with an enlarged prostate and certain kinds of glaucoma. In the first trimester of pregnancy, it is associated with an increased incidence of a birth defect. ...Read more

Actifed Allergy (Overview)

Actifed is a antihistamine / nasal decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/actifed.html


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Actifed allergy medicine and ginger ale ok at same time?

Actifed allergy medicine and ginger ale ok at same time?

Yes.: You can feel safe taking most medications, including allergy meds, with ginger ale. ...Read more

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Actifed allergy (Tip)

The only "cure" to allergies is allergy shots. Everything else is a temporary fix for the problem. ...See 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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Bad cedar allergies, tried claritin (loratadine)?

Bad cedar allergies, tried claritin (loratadine)?

Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, i would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines and steroids. Oral or injectables should be saved for emergencies. Remember allergy is genetic and only immunotherapy can rebuild your system. I found that allergy shots help my patients. ...Read more

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What's the best allergy medicine? Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec?

What's the best allergy medicine? Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec?

Same effects: These three medications do the same thing and are not supposed to make you drowsy, however, Zyrtec seems to work somewhat better than Allegra and Claritin. I would say Claritin is the least effective out of these three medications. ...Read more

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Actifed allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots, if given at appropriate doses, can cure allergies. ...See more

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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Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Avoid Clarinex (desloratadine): If you have had an adverse reaction to clarinex, (desloratadine) the only treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Johnson Dr. Johnson
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Actifed allergy (Tip)

Confirm your allergies with allergy testing so that you know what allergens to avoid. ...See more

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What's best for allergic cough-oxomemazine, cetirizine, loratidine or fexofenadine?

What's best for allergic cough-oxomemazine, cetirizine, loratidine or fexofenadine?

Post-nasal drips?: If the cough is from post-nasal drips , then I prefer using cetirizine or fexofenadine. A better option would be a nasal steroid. However if the cough is from a sinus infection, you may then need an antibiotic; from asthma, you will need asthma medications. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go : Looking for another allergy medication, i would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...Read more

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Actifed allergy (Tip)

Cat allergy is often impossible if the cat remains indoors: allergy shots are an option. ...See more

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Which is better for allergies zyrtec or claritin (loratadine)?

Which is better for allergies zyrtec or claritin (loratadine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) has more anti-allergy or anti-inflamatory effects than clariten (loratidine) and is often better for most allergic symptoms. It does cause drowsiness in some patients. Antihistamines work best when taken at bedtime if you are taking them on a daily basis - as in a pollen allergy or allergy to a pet that lives in your house. ...Read more

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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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Actifed allergy (Tip)

Start your medications before the high pollen season starts. Consider allergy shots! ...See more

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What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

Allergy meds: Most second generation antihistamines can be taken with Prozac without interaction, such as allegra, zyrtec and claritin. Steroid and antihistamine nasal sprays are also safe and carry less sedating side effects. ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan Dr. McMahan
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Actifed allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots or drops can help severe allergic patients cope and decrease the need for meds. ...See more

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Which is better for nasal allergies: levocetirizine or cetirizine hcl?

Which is better for nasal allergies: levocetirizine or cetirizine hcl?

Whichever works: for you would be the best to use, although it treats only one aspect of the disease, nasal itching and runny nose ,won't affect congestion, also during an allergy season you need to take it on regular, not on as needed basis, in the end if you are not controlled you need to see an allergist ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Actifed (Definition)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more