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Citalopram allergy = hives?

Citalopram allergy = hives?

Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause of any anaphylaxis, skin rash or hives you develop after you have been on it for over 1 year. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Has anyone taken anafranil (clomipramine) for over 20 years?

Has anyone taken anafranil (clomipramine) for over 20 years?

Absolutely!: I have many patients who are doing well on it either by itself or in small doses together with an ssri. That way minimizes the potential side effects. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

Allergy meds: Most second generation antihistamines can be taken with Prozac without interaction, such as allegra, zyrtec and claritin. Steroid and antihistamine nasal sprays are also safe and carry less sedating side effects. ...Read more

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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

Yes it can: but you need to take it on regular basis during the season, or anytime during the year if you have persistent symptoms, if it doesn't work see your doctor ...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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Intense itching allergic reaction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping?

Intense itching allergic reaction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping?

Identify & medicate: With any allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid. Other antihistamines can be tried and these include claritin, clarinex, allegra, zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine). Under the direction of a physician, higher doses may be needed. If the reaction is severe, seek care, as oral steroids may be necessary. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy treated with what medication?

Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy treated with what medication?

Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy: I am not quite sure of the question. Allegra (fexofenadine) is a non drowsy antihistamine to treat symptoms of allergic or non allergic rhinitis. The symptoms include runny stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes. It can also help itching of the skin. If your question is not answered, please clarify the question. ...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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I am diagnosed with severe OCD. Doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg QD and Anafranil 75mg OD. My question is that, this is a normal dosage to tackle anxiety???

I am diagnosed with severe OCD. Doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg QD and Anafranil 75mg OD. My question is that, this is a normal dosage to tackle anxiety???

OCD: Use of higher doses of anti-depressants such as zoloft (sertraline) is effective for OCD. The Anafranil dose if moderate but could cause an interaction with the very high dose of zoloft (sertraline). Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects chills, diarrhea, muscle pain, excessive sweating, agitation. ...Read more

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Itching , no rash, tried zyrtec, valium, vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Itching , no rash, tried zyrtec,  valium, vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Itching: You probably need to see an allergist to identify the cause of the itch. Sometimes it can be an allergy or a skin condition or an immune problem. Some tests are warranted at your age to find the problem. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) side effects/allergic reactions?

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Klonopin (clonazepam) side effects/allergic reactions?

Klonopin (clonazepam) side effect: Mainly sedation, sometimes headaches & upset stomach. ...Read more

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Would allegra (fexofenadine) prevent allergic skin reactions to animal fur?

Pet allergy: Allegra should tame down your reactions to pet fur, as it should also improve your nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Are there any specific tests to do considering memory and concentration problems.By the way I am on anafranil (clomipramine) dosage 37.5.

Are there any specific tests to do considering memory and concentration problems.By the way I am on anafranil (clomipramine) dosage 37.5.

Yes: There are a battery of psychological tests that can be done to formally diagnose and quantitate memory loss. You would need to see a psychologist. Anafranil (clomipramine) can impair memory, but the more common side effect is fatigue and drowsiness which can make you perform sub-optimally on formal testing. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the alternative to anafranil/luvox for ocd/anxiety?

I need to know what is the alternative to anafranil/luvox for ocd/anxiety?

Multiple: Multiple other ssri's such as Celexa and zoloft (sertraline) can also be used in ocd. These can be augmented with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines as well. http://tinyurl.com/ozsdsbz some who do not respond to these may respond to augmentation with low-dose ondansetron. http://tinyurl.com/nnj59r2 cognitive behavioral therapy is an important part of treatment too. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anafranil (Definition)

Anafranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more