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Allergy Medication Safe For Glaucoma
No risk: If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, then all of the systemic allergy medications will not cause a problem. Any disclaimers relate to the uncommon angle closure glaucoma which your doctor has no doubt ruled out already if you have this diagnosis.
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
Laser: Have you had laser peripheral iridotomy and/or goniotomy to prevent closure? The medications that can exacerbate angle closure are anything that dilates the eye, Antihistamines and decongestants; Asthma medicines; Motion sickness medicines, and some medicines used to treat depression (tricyclic antidepressants)See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, you should be fine. Some pain medications make you drowsy as well as certain allergy medications. Just be careful if both cause drowsiness so taking them together might cause you to be very drowsy.
That depends: On your allergy medication and your definition of "a little bit" of alcohol!
Several: Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra and zyrtec are safe and tend to cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines. Excessive drowsiness with diazepam can occur with chlorpheniramine or brompheniramine which are in many over the counter allergy medications. There is a theoretic concern of thickening sputum and causing more airflow obstruction.
Most: Beta blockers can sometimes make asthma worse and can also worsen nasal congestion, but there are no serious drug-drug interactions with allergy medications I'm aware of.
Most new ones: Antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadiine) and even zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take with other medications in persons with copd. It's best to avoid antihistamines that cause drowsiness (like benadryl) as this side effect may be worsened with diazepam. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays with no interaction with diazepam.
Med interaction: There are many medications that are used to treated allergies. I supposed your question mentioning about over the counter allergy medications. They are usually safe to take together with diazepam and when you have a diagnosis of copd. First generation otc allergy med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also drowsy so precaution should be taken when you also take diazepam.
What allergy medication is safe to take if have a history of kidney stones? Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin?
All of them: Is unlikely any of these would have an adverse event on your kidney stones. Your physician can clearly help you with this decisionSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy medications: I suppose you refer to seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis treatment, which we commonly refer to as seasonal allergy symptoms including spring. You can try otc antihistamine. However, those are weak medications. If you are still symptomatic, you might want to see your doctor to get stronger and more efficient medications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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