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Doctor insights on: Entex La Antihistamine

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Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

Yes, but:: You can take them together, but Entex La is probably not that effective. If you are having nasal congestion from a cold Afrin (OTC) which is a 12 hour nose spray is much more effective (but can't use much more than 3 days). Guaifenesin in Entex is an expectorant that's been used for many years. One study recently suggested it's also not very effective. Staying well hydrated is the best expectorant ...Read more

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Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

Avoid prolonged use: Entex has 2 ingredients. One is guaifenesin, a mild cough suppressant (same as in plain robitussin). The other is phenylephrine, a decongestant. A person who feels he needs this type of medication more than 2-4 weeks should ask his primary care doctor about trying other medications. If having allergies or non-allergic runny nose, steroid nasal sprays can help. ...Read more

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Different: Humibid la is guaifenisin, a mucous-thinning agent. Entex is guaifenisin and phenylephrine, a decongestant. ...Read more

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Common cold: No, both both can be used for symptomatic relief of the common cold. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC antihistamine?

What is the best OTC antihistamine?

OTC antihistamines: The second generation zyrtec, allergra or Claritin (loratadine) are comparative. None are perfect. Zyrtec is slightly more likely to make you tired ot sleepy. Often one works a little better than another and I adise you to test all three. ...Read more

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Is antihistamine harmful to the body?

Is antihistamine harmful to the body?

No: Antihistamines are a class of medication used since the 1940s. They are used to treat allergic conditions and are very safe. The newer generation antihistamines have even less side effects compared to first generation or old antihistamines. ...Read more

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When should you take an antihistamine?

When should you take an antihistamine?

Multiple reasons: Depending on the type of antihistamine used they can be used to treat things such as allergy symptoms, nausea, dizziness, motion sickness, anxiety, itching, and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antihistamines with?

With what?: If you are thinking about drinking alcohol, do not do it. Antihistamines might potentiate the effect of alcohol. ...Read more

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Does an antihistamine help IC? If so how?

Does an antihistamine help IC? If so how?

IC: I commonly use anti histamine for my IC patients. Exciting histamine receptors in the bladder can stimulate inflammation. Similar responses are seen in sinus and stomach. The antihistamine therefore blocks one possible arm of the inflammatory cycle. ...Read more

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I am allergie to antihistamine, can I take pepid?

I am allergie to antihistamine, can I take pepid?

Yes: Antihistamine blocks h1 receptors, while Pepcid (famotidine) blocks h2 receptors, however if u r in doubt of taking any medicine: pls go to any hospital, sit in the er waiting area, adminster the medicine, wait for about an hour, any serious allergic reaction would appear in the 1st hr, god forbids, then u r in the very place u want to be, pls excercise caution with multiple meds as u r on an anticoagulant. ...Read more

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Which effects does antihistamines have on the body?

Which effects does antihistamines have on the body?

Many: New generation antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) will decrease itching, runny nose and sneezing associated with allergies. They also help with itching and hives. Older antihistamines do the same, but may also cause side effects like dry mouth, dry eyes, GI upset, fatigue, sleepiness, impaired reaction time, and increased appetite. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for treating dermatographism?

Depends: The choice of an antihistamine depends on individual responses. Usually we try to avoid the older antihistamines which make a lot of people groggy. I usually recommend Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) which has much less drowsiness effect than the older ones. The next choice would be Allegra. Experiment with them and see which works the best for you. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more

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