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Is vistral and antihistamine the same or are they common medication?

Is vistral and antihistamine the same or are they common medication?

Antihistamine: Any medication that blocks chemical histamine, which causes allergy, is antihistamine. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is one of these antihistamines. It is also used for sleep and sedation. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

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


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Can I please get a repeat prescription for my antihistamine medication?

Can I please get a repeat prescription for my antihistamine medication?

Repeat script: Repeat scripts are done by GP. Please book an appointment with yourGP. ...Read more

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Is antihistamine an anti-itching medication?

Is antihistamine an anti-itching medication?

Anti-Itching Anthist: Antihistamine block the release of histamine, the chemical that causes itching - they stop itching by this mechanism. ...Read more

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Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Yes: Ref: webmd:Small occasional doses of levocetirizine are probably acceptable during breastfeeding. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause drowsiness and other effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, hope it helps you ...Read more

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What antihistamines do not react with anti-hypertensive medication?

What antihistamines do not react with anti-hypertensive medication?

Antihistamine: Most antihistamines are over the counter and are safe to use with hypertension medications. Some anti-hypertension medications and the first generation antihistamine can cause drowsiness so taking together those may cause a problem. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take antihistamines together with combination expectorant medications like (salbutamol?

Is it okay to take antihistamines together with combination expectorant medications like (salbutamol?

Yes: This combo is safe. Respiratory problems are sneaky and can turn nasty quickly. Worsening breathing with increasing wheezing has to be treated quickly by your pcp or if any delay you must go to emergency room immediately. Wheezing means airways are in spasm and can get worse fast! Never delay being treated! ...Read more

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What Nighttime cold medication can be taken while on Zoloft (sertraline)? Preferably, one with out alcohol or an antihistamine.

What Nighttime cold medication can be taken while on Zoloft (sertraline)? Preferably, one with out alcohol or an antihistamine.

Talk to doc: If anxiety is causing insomnia, then yous should consult your doctor or psychiatrist to find out the cause. Sleeping pill alone would not be your answer, you need to tackle the cause. ...Read more

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I have been on Montair, Foxair and Antihistamines for 8 years. Been ttc for a year with ovulation problems. Have my medications contributed to this?

Antihistamines/preg?: Any meds like the ones mentioned should be OK if not pregnant. They do not interfere with the possibility of pregnancy. At 36, your fertility is diminished statistically, so you might want to see a gyn endocrinologist for more concentrated investigation into fertility issues. Tubal factors, ovulation induction need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Crohn's but take no medication. Also inflamed nostrils. Hard 2 breathe. Antihistamine does not help. Can Crohn's cause inflammation of the nostrils?

Crohn's but take no medication. Also inflamed nostrils. Hard 2 breathe. Antihistamine does not help. Can Crohn's cause inflammation of the nostrils?

No, but: You need to see your doctor, or any doctor, and you need to take medicications. Inflammation of the nostrils can be due to a viral disease, Crohn's is an auto immune disease, which affects your immune system and you can be prone to infection, so you need to see your primary doctor now, and follow up with gastroenterologist later, good luck ...Read more

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Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedryl) can cause drowsiness because they can pass the "blood brain" barrier and cause a direct effect on thinking. In rare cases in adults, antihistamines can cause agitation. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter antihistamine medication available to treat poison oak?

Is there an over-the-counter antihistamine medication available to treat poison oak?

Steroids needed: If you have a significant case of poison oak, antihistamines are unlikely to faze the itching. You probably need oral steroids. You can certainly try oral antihistamines and topical steroids like cortisone 10, but these rarely control the severe itch of even a moderate case. Better see your doctor for stronger stuff. Most cases last about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman take desloratidine tablets as antihistamine medication during the first month of pregnancy or is it a contraindication?

Probably not: This drug is classified as category c in pregnancy and thus you should consider taking those with category b classification with pregnancy. In fairness, I have not seen much data linking fetal anomalies to any of the approved antihistamines. However it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has?

I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has?

GERD?: Have you been evaluated for gerd? This can also contribute to bronchospasm and result in cough. It is not likely to be due to infection if it has been present for 2 years. If you are smoking, you need to quit. You may need pulmonary function testing to rule out copd, especially if you have smoked. ...Read more

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On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?

On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?

Avoid stimulants: Many otc cold medicines have pseudophed or similar stimulant medications. If you are hyperthyroid, this would be an added stimulant. If your heart rate is already 95 from your thyroid, the added stimulant could be bad for your heart. However, if your thyroid is being treated, and your blood ft4 is normal, you are probably ok. ...Read more

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My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

Revisit or: Second opinion are needed. Not all coughs require antibiotics: 80++% of upper respiratory infections are viral. More importantly is cough control and several excellent Rxs are available. Until seen again use Delsym DB every 13 hrs if not allergic to this medicine. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?

Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): Although there are many causes for reduced libido, xyzal (levocetirizine) can potentially cause fatigue and sedation in a small % of people leading to reduced sex drive. Try without it for a couple of days and see if the tiger gets awakened.
Neither affects testosterone production or effect. ...Read more

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Can we use antihistamine containing drugs in hypertensive ptn.

Antihistamine and BP: Antihistamines are fine, but be cautious with those combinations that contain decongestants. ...Read more

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Can antihistamines cause erectile disfunction? And is the effect temporary? Like while the drug is in your body, or does it linger for days and weeks?

Can antihistamines cause erectile disfunction? And is the effect temporary? Like while the drug is in your body, or does it linger for days and weeks?

Possible: If the antihistamine makes you drowsy or sedated, then it may affect your sexual performance. However the newer generation antihistamines do not usually cause drowsiness. I would expect the effect to last no longer than 24 hrs (although it may affect allergy skin testing for up to 72 hrs). I have a feeling that your ed is not from the antihistamine however. See an urologist. ...Read more

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Are antihistamines considered immunosuppressive drugs?

No: They do suppress the histamine response but do not compromise your immune cells' ability to fight infection. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotic drugs and antihistamines make you gain weight?

Do antipsychotic drugs and antihistamines make you gain weight?

Mostly, yes: Antipsychotics all have some antihistaminic properties. Almost all antipsychotics are associated with some weight gain. As with all prescription medication, the benefits and risks are an important part of the discussion between doc and pt. That prescription drugs are now being advertised to pts, in order to manipulate the physicians prescribing practices, is just one more abomination in the fld. ...Read more

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