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Allergy Meds To Take With Rls
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
I take clonidine as needed for anxiety. I also take wkly allergy shots. I have to take an epipen (epinephrine) with me to appts. Will these two adversly interact?
Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?
Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold remedies: And stomach remedies may be taken with penicilin ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can a certain antihistamine stop working when taking to help with insomnia or skin rash and you need to switch to another? Tolerance?
Antihistamines: Possible, with continued regular use.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Some natural supplements may be helpful including quercitin which a natural histamine inhibitor. Stinging nettle and goldenseal have been used for allergic rhinitis. Also, the probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus and omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful as a preventive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug interaction: checker (Drugs.Com) showed possible moderate drug interaction- "Using chlorpheniramine together with diphenhydramine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems". (Rynatan contains chlorpheniramine). ...Read more
If i take geodon it helps with symptoms not sedative for insomnia what would be another med to take with it for sleep? are meds like lunesta (eszopiclone) taken?
Maybe: Your list of medications indicates that in addition to Geodon (ziprasidone) you are also taking trazodone. While it is only approved for depression its most common use is for sleep. Perhaps you need a dose adjustment of the medications you are on now before a change in medication. ...Read more
See Allergist: NSAID examples include aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve (naproxen). A true NSAID allergy is actually very rare and your reaction history should be discussed with Allergist to confirm your suspicions. Pseudoallergic reaction can also occur with NSAIDs and are seen in people with aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease or chronic hives. Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead until proper evaluation by Allergist ...Read more
No: Other beneficial approaches include, cognitive behavioral therapy, insuring children get sufficient sleep, eat a balanced diet, and get special educationa assistance if necessary. Classroom management should include preferential seating at the front of class, being away from talkative children, Teacher breaking instructions into small portions, making eye contact to keep focused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No supplements: There isn't a lot of evidence for agents other than prescription medicine. We used to recommend coenzyme q10, but more evidence has not shown benefit. Exercise is definitely beneficial, particularly vigorous exercise, so she should do that, but ultimately nothing works as well as the parkinson medications. ...Read more
Hydroxyzine prescribed for anxiety as I refuse to take benzo meds. How does it compare to benedryl and which is best choice for anxiety?
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