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Tab- qubiran tsr for allergic asthma & tab- zyrtec (cetirizine) for nosal seasonal allergies can be used together or not?
Fine together: No problem using them together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are both oral antihistamine agents that block the effects of histamine on what is called the h1 receptor. By doing this, they reduce the release of histamine, a substance that causes itching, runny nose, and sneezing. Zyrtec blocks the receptor a bit better, but the clinical effect of the medications is roughly the same. Zyrtec may cause some drowsiness, but may last longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was on xyzal (levocetirizine) for med allergies & chronic hives. Didn't like it so now trying allegra. Will allegra protect me during an alrgc reaction just as well?
Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more
What is the difference, if any, between zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) or allegra in their effectiveness for springtime allergies?
Anyone have any suggestions for dealing with an allergy to cats and dogs? Does it mean daily Claritin (loratadine) needed?
Lots of tips: The short answer is avoidance, medications, and allergy shots, typically in that order. Not sure i can give a complete answer in 400 characters or less. If you have animals in the home you're allergic to, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more
Mild hives from nsaids. Allergist suggested aspirin challenge, while still on my usual allegra, (fexofenadine) in his office. Is this safe?
NSAID hives: Nsaid induced hives are specific to that NSAID and , unlike aerd, not to all nsaids. If you are on Allegra (fexofenadine) when being challenged, then the test may end up as a false-negative one. The procedure is generally safe when the proper precautions. If your history is vague and asa is an essential pill for you, then a challenge to asa may be justified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking rantandine , Prilosec , amoxicillin ? I was cleaning and dust made eyes red and allergy in nose
Lot of meds: If you were cleaning, and exposed to dust mites that you might be allergic to, it's better if you can use lubricating eye drops, or something non-medicinal to help you. Even showering and washing your hair to remove the dust mite exposure would be very beneficial. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will have a drying effect on your mucous membranes, and make you feel drowsy. With so much medications on board, sometimes less is more. ...Read more
2015 Seasonal allergies are awful in NJ and ZyrtecD 5mg isnt helping me AT ALL , should I bother with ClaritinD or seek an allergy 'steroid' shot?
See below: Zyrtec D is stronger than Claritin D. Generally speaking if Claritin or Allegra are not helping allergists will often ask the patient to double the dose(plain anti-histamine with out the "D"). Flonase will often help nasal symptom. Visine-A will help allergic conjunctivitis. When the above are not helping a short course of corticosteroids can help. For more info go to http://bit.ly/1vIxPUk ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the risks of low-dose oral prednisone taken over 1 or 2 decades? I am a vet with allergies to pets. Antihistamines not effective anymore.
It depends how low: If the dose is low it will replace what your adrenal makes. Even at that level it is tough sometimes to get off of it. With high doses bad problems can occur in all areas of your body. Talk to your doctor or get another opinion about what is best. Thank you for your service. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my child is allergic to weeds and pollen besides zyrtec (cetirizine) what else will help. I've tried clariton as well?
Allergen Avoidance: Avoiding those things that cause allergies is paramount in allergy symptom control. In your child's case it may be difficult as it would require staying indoors (you very well might just have to if symptoms are severe). Otherwise, once your child has been outdoors wash his nostrils with saline spray to "flush" any allergens (allergy producing substances). You may give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or nasal steroids. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with aller tec (by kirklands) for an allergic reaction?
Not necessary: Allertec contains Cetirizine (zyrtec) which is a very good new generation antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an older antihistamine that doesn't last as long and has more side effects. Likely the main issue with using both together at usual doses would be drowsiness, fatigue and delayed reaction time. ...Read more
Is it safe to take children's benedryl and Claritin (loratadine) together for an allergic reaction?
Yes.: Sometimes you need a little more medication. I usually have my patients stick with the same antihistamine rather than take two different ones. I also prefer fexofenadine (allegra) & loratidine (claritin) to the others because they don't cause sedation or slow reaction time & because they last for 12-24 hours. Also i always recommend the generics over brand name. ...Read more
If allergic to 1 antihistamine, am i allergc to all? Have seen a few hives after benadryl, (diphenhydramine) xyzal, & now allegra. Coincidence or true allergy?
PROBABLY COINCIDENT: It is not possible to be allergic to all antihistamines and these are all different componds you listed.Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) xyzal and allegra.I will like to know what you call allergy, what are the symptoms and what kind of rash if any with these three antihistamine. It is possible but this kind of allergy will be considered rare consult your doctor who treated your allergies in first place;may beallergist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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