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Antihistamines For Nausea
Some : Pepto bismol helps sometimes and if the nausea is due to acid reflux, things like zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc could too. Ginger is said to help deal with nausea as well. Lifestyle changes like limiting alcohol and caffeine could be of benefit but my question is why do you have chronic nausea? I would suggest you visit your family doc or a GI as there could be something that needs treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine for allergies, and if seasonal issues trigger headaches, may be of limited benefit. But if you have migraine, will not help, and you are far better to try excedrin migraine or aleve. However, depending on your severity and frequency, you may want to consult your doctor and try to prevent the headaches. ...Read more
Sinus headache after taking antihistamine for perenial allergic rhinitis.How to reduce this heafache, taking psuodophedrine for it.Please help.
Why are zofran, ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?
They work well...: Every patient is different with respect to the best combination of anti-nausea medicines that works for them. We tailor an anti-nausea regimen based on the patient and what chemotherapy they are receiving. There are other medications that can be added to the ones you mentioned, as well as acupressure and acupuncture (applied safely) that can help patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?
Phenergan (promethazine) indication: Indicated for nausea/vomiting w/motion sickness. It's was used IV for nausea w/migraines but is caustic to bld vessels ; therefore use has fallen out of favor. W/nausea orally may be vomited ; given rectally has? Absorption. It's an antihistamine ; shouldn't be used in those w/resp problems (asthma, copd, sleep apnea), blood/immune system ds, glaucoma, heart ds w/o caution. Can't use pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newer antihistamines are not anticholinergic. So why are side effects like constipation often reported for claritin (loratadine) for example?
I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can i take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine).....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM -- the PM part is diphenhydramine, the generic name for Benadryl. Another one I like to use is hydroxyzine (also known as Vistaril or Atarax) but that is only available as a prescription, however its metabolite is Zyrtec, which is OTC. ...Read more
I am allergic to ondansetron, other anti nausea drugs don't help, would doxylamine and B6 help with nausea with migraine?
More options:: A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. Need to abort migraine. ...Read more
Dry cough for 6 weeks. Not constant, but now and then. History of allergies, but allergy meds not relieving cough. Chest X-ray normal. Taking meds (Allegra, Zyrtec, and Zantac) for allergies (including hives). Meds control the allergies and hives, but not
For chemotherapy vomiting i'm on compazine phenergan (promethazine) Zofran emend and ativan all to no avail even when combined. Whats the next step to get relief?
Compazine, (prochlorperazine) promethozine and Zofran are all meds IV taken for my cronic severe nausea. What else is there to help? Please
Why nausea?: At age 19, you need to get to the bottom of why you are chronically nauseated. This is not normal. Nausea is a symptom of disease/disorder. Those meds are fine if you have a stomach flu and need to get over the hump for a week, but chronic use of them screams for getting further evaluation to figure out why you have this symptom. You need to see a GI doctor and work with them to find cause! ...Read more
Have taken allegra, claritin, (loratadine) and zyrtec to help with my allergies this season. None of them have relieved my symptoms. Any other OTC for relief?
Taking higher doses of antihistamines for few weeks for bad hives. (40mg day) reactine. Can this cause constipation?
Probably yes: both are prescription medicines, ask our doctor, who would be supervising your therapy, good luck ...Read more