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What is the definition or description of: Amoxapine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amoxapine allergy?

Adverse reaction: Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with amoxapine. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An individualized answer for you. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Asendin (amoxapine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Asendin (amoxapine) allergy?

Asendin: Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What I should know about asendin (amoxapine)?

What I should know about asendin (amoxapine)?

Amoxapine: An old antidepressant with some neuroleptic effects, can cause involuntary movements depending on dose and length of time prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking amoxapine?

Is it safe to stop taking amoxapine?

Disontinuation: Serious discontinuation symptoms, such as dyskinesia, autonomic instability, even delirium have been reported with abrupt cessation of teca's and other antidepressants. Unless there is a life-threatening reason, such as cardiac arrhythmia, to stop this medication abruptly, it should be tapered slowly under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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What I should know about amoxapine?

What I should know about amoxapine?

TeCA's: Amoxapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant that enhances the function of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It is not the first choice for patients with certain cardiac illnesses or the elderly. A list of common side effects can be found at
http://www. Pointofreturn. Com/amoxapine_withdrawal. Html. ...Read more

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Important information I should know about amoxapine?

Important information I should know about amoxapine?

Amoxapine: An old antidepressant with some neuroleptic effects, can cause involuntary movements depending on dose and length of time prescribed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what I should know about asendin (amoxapine)?

Please tell me what I should know about asendin (amoxapine)?

Asendin (amoxapine): Mechanism of action in the management of depressive disorders is unknown but may involve inhibition of reuptake of norepinephrine and to a lesser extent serotonin by Amoxapine and its active metabolites, 8-hydroxyamoxapine and 7-hydroxyamoxapine. Amoxapine is a derivative of the antipsychotic agent Loxapine and has dopamine-receptor blocking properties; may possess some antipsychotic activity. Specific side effects are dry mouth blurred vision lightheadedness dizziness and constipation as well as a longer-term risk of developing tardiva dyskinesia. As with all antidepressants there is a risk of increased suicidal thinking as the dose is started. It is an older antidepressant that is not currently use very often but certainly can be very effective if nothing else has been effective for you. Best wishes. Source: www. Drugs. Com. Search term asendin. ...Read more

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What is asendin (amoxapine) prescribed for?

Tricyclic antidepres: Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressant from the old generation of meds, it is used to treat depression and anxiety ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking an anti-depressant like amoxapine?

Is it safe to stop taking an anti-depressant like amoxapine?

In most cases, no: It is not advisable to stop any antidepressant without professional opinion. In addition to the worsening of the condition for which the antidepressant was prescribed, withdrawal side effects can occur and may be serious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking an anti-depressant amoxapine suddenly?

Is it safe to stop taking an anti-depressant amoxapine suddenly?

Amoxapine: Like most medicines, withdrawal from sudden discontinuation is likely, so work with your doctor on gradual tapering schedule. ...Read more

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What are the affects of amoxapine?

What are the affects of amoxapine?

Amoxapine: An old antidepressant with some neuroleptic effects, can cause involuntary movements depending on dose and length of time prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the effects of amoxapine?

What are the effects of amoxapine?

TeCA's: Amoxapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant that enhances the function of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It is not the first choice for patients with certain cardiac illnesses or the elderly. A list of common side effects can be found at
http://www. Pointofreturn. Com/amoxapine_withdrawal. Html. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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Amoxapine (Definition)

Amoxapine is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Asendin (Definition)

Asendin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more