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Can I Take Zyrtec Before A Guided Prostrate Biospy
What can we expect from my husbands prostrate cancer it is in 10percent of the 12 biopsy taken thank you?
Depends: It sounds as if there is a small amount of cancer in the prostate which is good. However, there are many other factors such as the gleason score, psa, and others that help determine how aggressive the cancer is and whether treatment is needed or not. These need to be discussed with a urologist and/or radiation oncologist expert in prostate cancer treatment. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
For several years my PSA test has been increasing. Recent prostrate biopsy was negative. What else cause increased PSA?
PSA: PSA or prostate specific antigen is often used as a screening for prostate cancer. It is not very specific for that because elevations can occur in other disease including benign prostatic hypertrophy. A negative biopsy should allow you to rest assured that currently you don't have prostate cancer ...Read more
I am 42 yr old, got a Prostrate Biopsy which possibly shows 2 or 3, 2 mm areas of cancerous cells with a gleason score of 7, My USG showed an N Prostra?
Early ca prostate: See urologist.prostatectomy is my recommendationGet a more detailed answer ›
take tissue blocks:
You can ask pathology department to give you (or they can send themself) tissue cell block or blocks with your core biopsies and slides, to your second opinion doctor. In this case you do not need to have biopsy again, at least until you hear second opinion.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more
Get examined: Your doctor will let you know ... ...Read more
I have had a biopsy diagnosis of my prostrate done and it was found to have cancerous cells in a small area. Radium pellets inserted is the option I am looking at early in the new year. What is the effect on my libido as I am still active at 66 years?
Advised to take OTC Zyrtec/ Flonase for non-infected fluid in middle right ear. Now, exhausted all day, even when I take Zyrtec before bed. Meds?
Probably: Although the usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for an adult is 10 mg daily, under the direction of a physician, some patients may need more. It would be important to discuss the dosing with your physician as another approach to treatment may be indicated. Avoid drinking alcohol and be aware that drowsiness may be more likely at higher doses. ...Read more
DON'T!: The maximum clinical dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg per day. 50mg is therefore 5X the recommended daily dose! You will most likely be fine if you did, you should call the Poison control # and drink a lot of fluids,.but if you make a habit of it you run the risk of damaging your liver. In a 2-year study of rats that were given higher doses of Zrytec it revealed increased Liver tumors in the those rats! ...Read more
No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains an antihistamine (zyrtec) which helps itching, sneezing and drippy nose and a decongestant (sudafed) which helps stuffiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause drowsiness in some people. Sudafed can cause stimulation side effects like tremor, nervousness, insomnia, increased pulse rate and increased blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d should be used with caution in people with heart disease. ...Read more
Nasal congestion?: I would suggest talking to your doctor if otc antihistamines are not helpful. I will mention that antihistamines tend to be more helpful for itching and sneezing and less helpful for nasal congestion. Nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids tend to be more effective for nasal congestion due to allergic rhinitis (allergies). ...Read more
Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg. Higher than this dose may cause serious side effects such as liver damage, seizures or low blood pressure. However, in certain situations higher than recommended dose may be warranted under physician supervision. The risks/benefits must be carefully weighed. ...Read more
Not advisable : I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less or no drowsiness and can be taken in the morning or day time. Most antihistamines quit working after a while. In that case consider allergy evaluation to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
Not the Standard:
Not really Zyrtec tablets and Claritin are usually once a day meds. They are 2 different antihistamines. Claritin does come in a 12-hour form. So you would take one in the am and one in the pm.
Certainly you could use both antihistamines but it is not usually the standard of care.
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Not a great idea: There is likely no added benefit of taking these two medications together. The real question is what kind of symptoms are you attempting to treat. There are other medication that can treat nasal symptoms that are better than antihistamines with decongestant including intranasal steroid sprays. See an Allergist if you would like more guidance on what combination of meds can improve your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, they don't interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
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