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I have anaphylaxis from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (documented by ED mds), is chlor trimeton ok to take instead?
No guarantee: Chlortimeton is a different chemical compared to benadryl (diphenhydramine) (Alkylamine vs Ethanolamine derivatives) so in theory it should be ok.Actual anaphylaxis reaction to antihistamines is not only rare, but every case report, there have been other drugs involved (co-ingested). Consider specific allergy testing because anaphylaxis is life-threatening and if it wasn't the benadryl (diphenhydramine) you need to know absolutely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart racing...: There is no direct interaction or contraindications, however, bromphed dm contains Pseudoephedrine and proair contains albuterol. Both are stimulants to the heart, so you may feel palpitations or your heart racing. At 22 this should not be a problem as long as you don't have any heart problems. ...Read more
Gerd due to ehler danlos syn. Omeprazole 20mg 2 mnth to heal esophigitis. What is a safe long term drug as ppi is bad long term? Zantac (ranitidine) once healed?
Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions , perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more
These cause hives & flushing: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) aspirin, ibuprofen, mestinon, levsin, keflex (severe) morphine, vicodin. allergic to the meds or the fillers?!
Medication Allergy : Multiple allergies to Medications. Consult an Allergist for testing. ...Read more
Uncertain: I am unaware of any study on human re. The lethal dose but have heard of people taking up to 8 tablets a day without serious side effects. ...Read more
If prescribed Zyrtec (cetirizine) can I substit with cHlor-trimeton, Flonase for neo- synephrine & Lidocaine HCI 2% sol for listerine?
Totally different: Drugs, pleade refrr to the prescribing physician ...Read more
Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?
Opioid pseudoallergy: their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more
Slower : In the long run the zyrtec (cetirizine) will help with itching and has the benefit of once daily dosing.However, it will take 4-6 hours to reach its effect level while benedryl can get there within an hour or so. For an acute sting, the benedryl may be the way to go with a zyrtec (cetirizine) followup, as the benedryl will be out of the system in about 4 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is xyzal safe for me, or will it gives me hives as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did?
No: For severe cough, we may prescribe Robitussin (guaifenesin) w/ codeine. It will help w/ cough suppression, illness pain, and insomnia. For people who do not tolerate codeine, vicotussin can be used; but that has hydro-codone, which you say you're sensitive to. That pretty much rules out the narcotics for cough suppression. You could use tessalon for great cough control, but without the sedation nor pain control. ...Read more
Which is generally more effective? Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine). I heard zantac (ranitidine) you can build tolerance unlike pepcid. Is this true?
Equivalent: ranitidine (Zantac) and famotidine (Pepcid) work very well for mild to moderate reflux and can be taken for up to 6 weeks before either starts to lose effect. Now for most people, 6 weeks is enough to allow the stomach to heal, and ongoing use is not needed. For those who require longer use of a daily reflux medication, omeprazole (Prilosec) or pantoprazole (Protonix) don't lose efficacy. ...Read more
I've had hives from taking benadryl. Rare but true. Is allegra (fexofenadine) safe for me? Different chemical or the same as diphenhydramine?
Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with aller tec (by kirklands) for an allergic reaction?
Not necessary: Allertec contains Cetirizine (zyrtec) which is a very good new generation antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an older antihistamine that doesn't last as long and has more side effects. Likely the main issue with using both together at usual doses would be drowsiness, fatigue and delayed reaction time. ...Read more
Aged Care is Broad: Aged care is broad in scope and very open to many definitions. In essence, it is is an approach to the patient that is transitioning from independance to dependance on others based upon infirmities and extraneous (environmental/social) conditions. The age in years is arbitrary becasue many disease processes (such as als) accelerate the "aging" process of the individual. ...Read more
Good to Plan the Day: 21 y/o male asks How can I take care of my health? Shows interest & Concern for Self Fitness & Wellness. Good to Plan one's Day. Wake early, pray if you have a belief, Exercise to kick start the body, eat breakfast, pay attention to every task you have for the day, ask for help if you need it, take lunch break & refresh, Have balanced healthy dinner, shower if you can, sleep well & dream your best ...Read more
Memory loss care: Nursing homes or adult care centers who have specialized units to better care for patients with memory impairment. These units are safer for patients with memory loss issues and have staff trained to support and care for patients affected with dementia and memory impairments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep it clean: Keep your perineum clean. Use a squirt bottle with warm water after you use the bathroom and pat dry. The materials used by your doctor or midwife for the stitches typically dissolve on their own. This means that as you heal, the material breaks down and disappears. This can take a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite simple: A rather broad question, but quite simple. Proper diet, proper weight, daily physical activity and a healthy social environment. 40 minutes of brisk activity (walking) at least 3-4 times weekly, proper diet is self explanatory, weight that is appropriate for your height and healthy social activity dependent on your cultural and social background and environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: This can be a tough situation. Children who "don't care" may do so for a variety of reasons: behavioral, emotional, biological, or situational. A good suggestion would be to have you and your child talk to a counselor or therapist to get an outside perspective on the situation. It would also be good to have you child get a good physical exam to eliminate possible health concerns. I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer