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What is the definition or description of: Kerlone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kerlone allergy?

Kerlone allergy: Kerlone (Betaxolol) is a beta blocker. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/kerlone-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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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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Can children use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Can children use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Yes: Betoptic (betaxolol) is prescribed for the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma or increased ocular pressure in children ...Read more

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Can betaxolol make you sick?

Can betaxolol make you sick?

Need more details: Are you using betaxolol eyedrops or the oral medication? What symptoms are you experiencing? Please provide these details (as well as what other meds/supplements you may be taking) so we can provide a more informed answer. ...Read more

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Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Hypersensitivity to any component of this product. BETOPTIC (betaxolol) Ophthalmic Solution is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, greater than a first degree atrioventricular block, cardiogenic shock, or patients with overt cardiac failure." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=31b9b263-11fd-4495-83dd-ababf0d70e9e ...Read more

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How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) can be beneficial in treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can betaxolol cause mental changes?

Can betaxolol cause mental changes?

Yes: Betaxolol may be associated with depression &/or short-term memory loss. If you are experiencing such symptoms since starting this med, consult your doc for options. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) is FDA pregnancy category C. This means it has not been studied adequately in human pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Yes: In very limited amounts, not for prolonged use (if taken topically), and after the first trimester. This is also given in a different form to speed up lung maturity when someone is in preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks, but in limited doses. ...Read more

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Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Yes: This is an anti-glaucoma medication which has a lowered systemic effect on the heart and lungs than others in this category. Like all drugs there is a tiny risk of allergy and ineffectiveness, but it has been a very useful addition to the anti-glaucoma drug spectrum. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Why do the prescribe betaxolol ophthalmic and Diamox (acetazolamide) for the eyes?

Why do the prescribe betaxolol ophthalmic and Diamox (acetazolamide) for the eyes?

Lower eye pressure: These are standard treatments for glaucoma — a condition in which the internal pressure of the eye is high enough to risk the vision. If you are getting these (or know someone who is getting them) then an eye doctor (hopefully a real one termed ophthalmologist) has seen you, determined the condition is present, and prescribed these effective agents to protect your eyesight. ...Read more

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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also, there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...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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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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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with a h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I am once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Yes: Just, please give the medication according exactly to the dosing and weight guidelines on the package. The allergy medicine is an antihistamine. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) medication. ...Read more

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Betaxolol (Definition)

Betaxolol is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Betoptic (Definition)

Betoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of ...Read more