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Celecoxib Allergy Medication
Sulfa + allergy: Celecoxib can cause two different types of allergies. The 1st is allergy to the class of non steroidal anti-inflammatories, e.g. ibuprofen, etc. This allergy is of the typical kind with rash, itching on the trunk, neck and extremities. If untreated/severe, it can cause swelling of the throat and respiratory distress. Also celecoxib has a sulfa component which can also yield sulfa drug allergy. ...Read more
Celecoxib can cause two different types of allergies. The 1st is allergy to the class of non steroidal anti-inflammatories, e.g. ibuprofen, etc. This allergy is of the typical kind with rash, itching on the trunk, neck and extremities. If untreated/severe, it can cause swelling of the throat and respiratory distress. Also celecoxib has a sulfa component which can also ...Read more
Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?
Probably: Although the sulfur molecule is in Celebrex (celecoxib), (celecoxib) only a few people with allergies to sulfa antibiotics also react to Celebrex (celecoxib). The allergy appears to be related to a special form of sulfur at the molecular level. This form isn't present in non-antibacterial meds with sulfur in them. But talk to your doc about it & tell him your concerns. See http://tinyurl.com/ohak2hx and http://tinyurl.com/kzu9o6f ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No need to avoid: Allergic reactions to shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters, etc) are due to ige allergic antibody to the meat/muscle protein called tropomyosin. Adverse reactions to Celebrex (celecoxib) and other nsaids are unrelated to this and have a different mechanism of triggering allergic type reactions. There should be no connection between the two. ...Read more
Allergy medications: I suppose you refer to seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis treatment, which we commonly refer to as seasonal allergy symptoms including spring. You can try otc antihistamine. However, those are weak medications. If you are still symptomatic, you might want to see your doctor to get stronger and more efficient medications. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more
Try Melatonin: If you use Benedryl or some other OTC allergy medication to fall asleep once in awhile it won't hurt you. However, its not a perfect solution. These medications change your sleep architecture. You don't get the right balance of each stage of sleep to feel rested. You may feel hung-over in the morning. A better solution would be Melatonin. You can buy it a healthfood store. Sulingual is best ...Read more
I have had a very slight case of gynecomastia all my life. Possibly caused by allergy medication?
Please advise if it's okay to take allergy medication in the morning when my doctor told me to take it at night?
Allergies distract me from homework and keeping my eyes open really painful. Why isn't allergy medication working?
Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 20 years old and my aunt gave me some clariton pills without the box therefore I have no idea how to use this allergy medication. help?
Don't use: One should never use medication that is not properly labeled or stored correctly. ...Read more
Depends: For mild or intermittent environmental allergies, an antihistamine is typically sufficient. This includes claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. For more significant or persistent hayfever, a prescription nasal spray is more effective. These include flonase, qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. The best approach is to see an allergist to help in identifying allergen, employing avoidance measures first. ...Read more
What is going on?: If you are having severe allergic reaction (food, bees, medication), call 911 now. Take your epinephrine as prescribed for allergic shock (anaphylaxis). For non-urgent matters, diphenhydramine is plenty strong for most mild allergies (and can cause drowsiness - don't drive). Many less strong antihistamines are over the counter. If not work - time to make an appointment with the provider. ...Read more
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