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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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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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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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Is Benicar HCT the same as Benicar HCTZ?

Is Benicar HCT the same as Benicar HCTZ?

Yes: Female ? Age asks, Is Benicar HCT same as Benicar HCTZ? Yes ...Read more

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Is there an adverse reaction taking adderal and azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) together?

Is there an adverse reaction taking adderal  and azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) together?

Probably not: Although all stimulants cause a slight increase in blood pressure, the effect is relatively minor in most individuals. You should check with the doctor who is treating you hypertension, but an easy way to test is a pragmatic one: monitor your blood pressure several times a day off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then again at the same times on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If it remains in good control, you're fine. ...Read more

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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

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Tried Losartan 100mg as an alternative to Benicar 40mg due to $. Benicar works great,Losartan does not.Is cozaar the the weakest among ARB medications?

Tried Losartan 100mg as an alternative to Benicar 40mg due to $. Benicar works great,Losartan does not.Is cozaar the the weakest among ARB medications?

Unlikely. : Their effectiveness is essentially all the same. It might be that the generic medicine is not as effective though the FDA assures us they are very strict with quality control. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Blood pressure pill: Combination between 2 medicines. Olmesartan is an "ARB" which relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill that lowers blood pressure. The two medicines work well together. ...Read more

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Taking Benicar (olmesartan) /HCT VS Spironolctone .Are they equivalent in lowering or controlling blood pressure.Any advantiage of Benicar (olmesartan) over just Spironolacton?

Taking Benicar (olmesartan) /HCT VS Spironolctone .Are they equivalent in lowering or controlling blood pressure.Any advantiage of Benicar (olmesartan) over just Spironolacton?

Benicar/HCTZ: will usually be the more effective of the two because it's 2 BP meds. But in some cases for certain conditions the spironolactone will be better. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Definition)

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more


Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

Benicar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more