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Alavert Allergy Medication
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
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
What allergy medicine will help both allergies and dizziness? I have 24/7 dizziness & its annoying. I've taken alavert and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy already.
F, 22, 150lbs.Rapid HR taking Alavert D-12.Feels like albuterol.Can breath better, allergies gone, but HR elevated. Not currently on albuterol. Norm?
I've been feeling very dizzy lately, I have allergies so im guessing the dizziness is from that. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy, alavert nothing seems to work?
Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Alavert allergy/ sinus? The Alavert has 5mg loratadine and 120mg pseudoephedrine sulfate.
That's Fine: No issues taking these medications together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Suffering from horrible allergies and can not sleep. Tried OTC alavert as well as zyrtec (cetirizine) - the most recent @ 3pm. Can i also take oxycodone to sleep?
No: Oxycodone is a narcotic for pain. Although it may cause drowsiness in some people, it is not used for sleep. Furthermore, the doctor who prescribed the oxycodone should be alerted because he must have ordered it for pain. If the allergies are horrible, please consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For mild or intermittent environmental allergies, an antihistamine is typically sufficient. This includes claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. For more significant or persistent hayfever, a prescription nasal spray is more effective. These include flonase, qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. The best approach is to see an allergist to help in identifying allergen, employing avoidance measures first. ...Read more
What is going on?: If you are having severe allergic reaction (food, bees, medication), call 911 now. Take your epinephrine as prescribed for allergic shock (anaphylaxis). For non-urgent matters, diphenhydramine is plenty strong for most mild allergies (and can cause drowsiness - don't drive). Many less strong antihistamines are over the counter. If not work - time to make an appointment with the provider. ...Read more
It depends...: living with a cat or not. First, Keep the cat out of your living areas especially the bedroom. If living with a cat you need to take allergy medication all the time. Daily Cetirizine or Fexofenadine, Triamcinolone or Budesonide nasal sprays and ketotifen eye drops are all helpful for itching, nasal congestion and eye symptoms. If you get coughing, shortness of breath or wheezing, see an Allergist. ...Read more
Many choices: There is no magic pill out there and it all depends on what symptoms your are trying to treat. A decongestant for a cold or flu is available is many different combinations over the counter under different brand names. Look at the ingredients, Pseudoephedrine is a good decongestant avilable in combination with other medications. For allergies, a non drowsy long acting antihistamine is allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Probably not: I occasionally use Benedryl in a infant if they get hives with a food reaction. Beyond that, antihistamines have little use in early childhood. Small nasal passages, environmental irritants (fumes, dust, smoke, etc.) and mild infections cause most of the congestion in infants. Antihistamines provide no benefit to these kids. ...Read more
Several choices: Current over the counter allergy medications that work well for most people with mild allergies are Claritin (loratadine), zyrtec (cetirizine) and Allegra (fexofenadine). One may work better than the other for a particular person, so it is not unreasonable to try more than one. Older antihistamines (benadryl) work, but are associated with more side effects, especially drowsiness. ...Read more
Allergy magic bullet: It's different for everyone. Most people respond well to antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra & claritin, but some do not, & require intranasal steroid sprays. Even that is not enough for some, and medications like singulair (montelukast) or Accolate are used. Beyond that, allergy shots may help better in others. There is no single magic bullet. Check with your doctor, and figure out which is best for you. ...Read more
OTC Allergy Meds: Many antihistamines can be used in children, but the doses are not generally given for children under two. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is most commonly used. Caution in the use, as they may cause sedation. The dose for Diphenhydramine is about 0.5 mg / pound. The common dose supplied is 12.5 mg / 5 cc. A twenty-five pound child would receive 12.5 mg or 5 cc. Best to see your child's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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