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Clicking in ears when swallowing/yawning and tinnitus. Both for over a year now. Tried anti histamines no results. Sometimes stuffy nose and muscus?
Related?: If the ear problems are related to rhinitis (any combination of nasal congeston, drainage, sinus pain, sneezing etc) then it would be important to determine cause. Even if related to allergy, oral antihistamines often are not potent enough to relieve symptoms, especially if severe enough to cause eustachian tube dysfunction (inability to clear fluid from middle ear). ...Read more
I gave expired antihistamine syrup to my 30 months old son incidentally...Is it dangerous? What s the side effect on him?
Expired drugs: There should be no side effects as expiration is usually based on loss of drug effectiveness. Drug companies err on the side of shortening times to expiration. Actually many drugs are effective long after expiration dates. Expired drugs are commonly used effectively by volunteer organizations when no other drugs are available. Relax! ...Read more
Typically no: Antihistamines are generally not considered a group of medications that directly cause gout. However, antihistamines can cause dryness, and if that progresses to dehydration, then gout attacks can occur with a higher frequency. This would be an indirect cause. Antihistamines generally don't cause significant dehydration. Aspirin can make gout worse, as can other salicylate-containing meds. ...Read more
Eczema: Although not necessarily the main treatment option in eczema, the use of antihistamines to calm down the itch associated with eczema seems to help quite a bit. Remember that eczema is the itch that rashes, the more you scratch the worse it is. ...Read more
Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more
Cross into brain: Older antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, or chlorpheniramine, actually cross the barrier between the bloodstream and the brain. This causes many people to feel drowsy or sedated. It can make some people irritable, or even cause insomnia. For this reason, the "non-sedating" antihistamines were developed. These medications cause much less drowsiness, and are better tolerated. ...Read more
Yes you scratch less: Antihistamines are one of the important medications that we use for eczema or atopic dermatitis. The condition starts with itching, which leads to scratching, which causes a rash to develop, and then there is more itching and a vicious cycle ensues. Antihistamines are used to decrease the itching. Sedating antihistamines can be used at night to help decrease scratching while asleep. ...Read more
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
Few: There are no long term adverse effects from using antihistamines. Short term sides effects are typically from older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that can cause drowsiness and delayed reaction time. New generation antihistamines such as claritin, clarinex, zyrtec, xyzal and Allegra are generally very well tolerated. No dependence and few if any drug interactions. ...Read more
Answered already: I have answered that this was likely ok. That you are reading this comment 8 hours after the question just confirms my opinion. ...Read more
Depends: Most people respond best to zyrtec or xyzal, (levocetirizine) as long as they don't get drowsy with them. Everybody reacts differently to different antihistamines, though; most people with urticaria will try many of the available antihistamines, alone or in combination, under a physician's supervision, to get the best control of their hives. ...Read more
See details: The one that works best for you. No single one works best for every sufferer. ...Read more
"I" is the catch in your question. I can't give advice to you in particular.
The answer depends on your other known conditions and the Celexa dose. For an otherwise healthy person, 30mg daily of Celexa or less plus an antihistamine at standard dose carries a low risk for heart problems. Discuss with your doctor and the pharmacist dispensing the Celexa before going forward with the combo. ...Read more
Yes: I am not going to judge whether smoking weed is ok or not but if smoking weeds makes you drowsy and you are taking a sedating antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax, the sedating effects may be additive. Antihistamines, especially the non-sedating ones, usually have a good safety profile. ...Read more
Probably: This combination is usually safe, but individual factors may influence this. Consult your doctor to deal with your specific circumstances. ...Read more
Probably not: It is not a good idea because of the increased risk of side effects from taking multiple similar meds. ...Read more
Mostly they cause tiredness but if you have a prostate problem, be careful
don't drink and take benedry and don't drive or operate heavy machinery! ...Read more