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Can someone name prescribed antihistamines, not otc.

Can someone name prescribed antihistamines, not otc.

Antihistamines : They are almost all over the counter. The only one that is not yet is one used for deep sedation called hyroxyzine. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Would I benefit from imatrex as to just taking tylenol for my migraines? Usually behind one eye, zig zag around eyes, nauseated, throwing up at times. Can not take antihistamines, or OTC cough meds. gives me heart palpatations. Although I do use Alaway an

Would I benefit from imatrex as to just taking tylenol for my migraines? Usually behind one eye, zig zag around eyes, nauseated, throwing up at times. Can not take antihistamines, or OTC cough meds. gives me heart palpatations. Although I do use Alaway an

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not really work that well for migraine and thus Imitrex would likely be far more effective. The earlier the better. Sometimes adding a NSAID may provide added benefits. If nausea prevents you from swallowing Imitrex , ask for a nasal spray version. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good yr round OTC antihistamine?

Docs, what's a good yr round OTC antihistamine?

Whatever works: There are two important considerations. Efficacy and side effects. Caution must be taken with combination meds (antihistamines along with decongestants). Men with prostate issues and anyone with cardiac/BP issues. Also glaucoma can be affected especially by first generation antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best bet, ask your doctor :-) ...Read more

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What is the best OTC antihistamine?

What is the best OTC antihistamine?

OTC antihistamines: The second generation zyrtec, allergra or Claritin (loratadine) are comparative. None are perfect. Zyrtec is slightly more likely to make you tired ot sleepy. Often one works a little better than another and i adise you to test all three. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good yr round OTC antihistamine?

Antihistamine: All are good, zyrtec, allegra and claritin, (loratadine) but you should see an allergist if you need medicine all year round ...Read more

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Which OTC antihistamine will help me with my allergic reaction to soap?

Which OTC antihistamine will help me with my allergic reaction to soap?

Contact dermatitis: Antihistamines may help the itch that occurs with allergic rushes, but allergic contact dermatitis often responds best to topical steroid creams. ...Read more

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Sounds like I have this dermotogria uticaria or hoever you spell it skin condition. Is there an otc antihistamine you could suggest or will I be need?

Sounds like I have this dermotogria uticaria or hoever you spell it skin condition. Is there an otc antihistamine you could suggest or will I be need?

Is this it?: Dermatographic urticaria. Is that the spelling? Read up on it -- knowledge is critical. You may decide that not treating at all might be an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more