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Actiq Allergy (Overview)

Actiq (fentanyl citrate) is an opioid pain medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this situation the allergic reaction is to Actiq.


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Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Question of the week: Delores ibanez et al reported in allergy 59; 1127:2004 an association between latex from the poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) & asthma. In at least 1 patient skin testing was positive to latex from the poinsettia & natural rubber latex. Inhalation challenges with poinettia extract but not latex rubber triggered asthma. Poinettias & not xmas trees may be the cause of xmas time asthma attacks! ...Read more

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Actiq Allergy (Overview)

Actiq (fentanyl citrate) is an opioid pain medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this situation the allergic reaction is to Actiq.


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What are the downsides of actiq?

What are the downsides of actiq?

Abuse potential: Useful medication for pain patients who are tolerant to other more common opiates. Downsides include potential for chemical dependence, withdrawal symptoms on discontinuation, high abuse potential. Some may get itching and nausea, this is not uncommon with any opioid preparation however. ...Read more

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Actiq 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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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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Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots: antihistamines only cover up symptoms and don't cure anything. Allergy shots treat the cause and that is why with successful immunotherapy you can get rid of antihistames. One complication of nasal allergy treated symptomatically is development of asthma. On the other hand if you treat the cause you prevent complications ...Read more

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Actiq allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots, if given at appropriate doses, can cure allergies. ...See 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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Citalopram allergy = hives?

Citalopram allergy = hives?

Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause of any anaphylaxis, skin rash or hives you develop after you have been on it for over 1 year. ...Read more

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Actiq allergy (Tip)

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

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Tomato allergy is unusual but possible. ...Read 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

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Actiq allergy (Tip)

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

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Actiq allergy (Tip)

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

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

Allergy shots or drops can help severe allergic patients cope and decrease the need for meds. ...See 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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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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Fentanyl Citrate (Definition)

Fentanyl citrate is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more