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Calohist Antihistamine Medication
Repeat script: Repeat scripts are done by GP. Please book an appointment with yourGP. ...Read more
Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?
I often get a sore throat and the causes wary. Sometimes if I go out in the cold weather or even if I drink something cold or sometimes even if I am tired & sleep late etc. Any suggestions on any medications (e.G stronger antihistamine etc) that can help
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
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
What Nighttime cold medication can be taken while on Zoloft (sertraline)? Preferably, one with out alcohol or an antihistamine.
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
What can I take for allergy medication if I'm trying to get pregnant? Can I take an antihistamine eyedrops medication?
I stopped using antihistamine medication 1 week ago and sex was 44 days ago. Can I trust the results of home pregnancy test taken today correctly?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I see a lot of antihistamine and sinus medications that says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. What is the reason for this?
B-12 calcium ibuprofen (headache) antihistamine (allergy relief) - is it a bad idea to take all of these medications at the same time?
Do medications like antidepressants antipsychotics antihistamines benzodiazepines cause enamel erosion? I am taking geodon (ziprasidone) and Benadryl now & concern
No, they do not: Harmful habits, like bruxism, might. Discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more
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?
I have an ear infection and runny nose. Currently breasfeeding. What medications (antibiotic and antihistamine) can I take for my baby to be safe?
Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?
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
Antihistamine and BP: Antihistamines are fine, but be cautious with those combinations that contain decongestants. ...Read more
Is it safe to take an expired antihistamine drug? I found a box that expired a year ago in my medicine cabinet. Thanks.
Antihistamine: Expired medicine most likely loses its potency. ...Read more
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
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