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Canu take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine if taking medicine for congested heart failure?

Canu take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine if taking medicine for congested heart failure?

Be Careful: You can, but be careful. Patients with heart failure will usually be on a lot of medications and the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may interact with them. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you sleepy and may affect your breathing. This could make your symptoms worse. ...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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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

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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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Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Alavert: Alavert is a antihistamine known also as loratadine. I do not advocate the consumption of alcholol with medication yet no reported serious interactions. ...Read more

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What medicine for airborne allergy?

What medicine for airborne allergy?

Allergies: Depends how bad is the allergies . Commonly nasal spray like flixonase and alanase and antihistamine are used for milder allergies . Severe allergies might need adminstration of oral steroids. ...Read 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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Might i take allergy medicine (allegra) while i'm sick?

Might i take allergy medicine (allegra) while i'm sick?

Probably: I depends on what type of illness it is. Most of the time antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) are safe. Best to ask your doctor if it is appropriate in your situation. ...Read more

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Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Yes: Not interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

See below: Reactine (or certrizine) and most other anticongestant medications can cause urinary retention (the inability to urinate, sometimes requiring a temporary catheter to drain the bladder). This risk is higher in men who have enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

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 more

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Is 75mg of diphenhydramine an overdose?

75mg diphenhydramine: Is larger than a single dose should be for an adult or child. So it is technically an overdose. Normal doses for a child may be 75 to 150mg per day in divided dose or 150 to 300 mg per day in a divided dose for an adult. Are you considering taking an overdose? If you are -please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest er or call 911. With help your life and problems can improve. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

10mg/day--adult: 10mg/day is the usual recommended dose and 5mg for the little ones. Research result showed that higher dosage confers no addional benefit, but taking more than 10mg will only waste your nickle. It is classified as nonsedating antihistamine, but very low incidence of grogginess/excessive sedation. If you have trouble and Claritin (loratadine) not helping adequately, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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What medicine contains morphine?

What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction. ...Read more

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What medicine contains morphine?

What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction. ...Read more

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What allergy medication is safe to take if have a history of kidney stones? Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin?

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 decision ...Read more

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What can you do for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

What can you do  for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

Stop the medication: The first thing to do is immediately stop the medication causing the allergic reaction. You can also take an over-the-counter antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec, (cetirizine) claritin) to help the symptoms. However, if the allergic reaction is severe (ie lip swelling, throat swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc) you should immediately be see at the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

All if open angle: Ppatients with open angle glaucoma can use all allergy medication. Allergy medications can rarely precipitate angle closure in patients with narrow or occludable angles. Ask you ophthalmologist whether you have open angles. ...Read more

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How effective is the allergy medicine called xyzal (levocetirizine)?

How effective is the allergy medicine called xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): It is an isomer of zyrtec (cetirizine). It is about equally effective to zyrtec (cetirizine) but might cause slightly less drowsiness. Both work pretty much the same. I say....Buy whichever is cheaper. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

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