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Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
No elevation : Tiger, i can't find any evidence that any of those medications will increase your alk phos and i used them with patients regularly. Singulair (montelukast) is an anti-inflammatory used for asthma/allergies and it blocks certain areas of the inflammatory pathway. Both Hydroxyzine and zyrtec are traditional anti-histamines and block histamine binding to cells. Do you have elevated alk phos? Why was it checked? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not: Plain Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine -fexofanadine. It does not cause high blood pressure except in very rare cases of hypersensitivity. Unlike many antihistamines, it does not tend to cause drowsiness. On the other hand, Allegra (fexofenadine) d, can cause hypertension because it is made with addition of pseudoephedrine--a decongestant which constricts blood vessels & can also cause palpitations and nervousness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low neutrphils, high lymphocytes, high eosinophils, high basophils. Could it be caused by norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) high altitude, or viral?
Could be viral: Although usually you have high neutrophils. Narcotics don't have any effect on eosinophils. Your numbers as you report them are unusual enough, that you shoudl definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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No, But Don't Do It: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine- so you shouldn't be taking it with other antihistamines. However, antihistamines don't typically elevate the blood pressure. Decongestants (ie sudafed) can cause blood pressure elevation. Zyrtec (cetirizine) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Unlikely: Although the usual dose of clartin is 10mg once a day for allergies and hives, an extra 10 mg is unlikely to result in significant or severe side effects. The most likely adverse effect would be mild drowsiness. Sometimes allergists will use higher doses of Claritin (loratadine) in the treatment of severe hives. ...Read more
Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain, high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?
Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them due to space limitations. One of the causes of your high calcium is that you are on calcium, please stop it. You weight gain could be due to your high tsh. Speak to the p who ordered the blood tests that disclosed your problems for answers. ...Read more
Skin itch, is worse during hot shower! high wbc;16 high neutrophils 10.6 high bun/creatine ratio 26, fatigue, taking penicillin?
Chicken or egg?: Who came first? The rash or taking the penicillin. If the rash came after starting penicillin, you could be reacting to the medication. If you had all the abnormal test results prior, the medication should help control the infection. Hives and eczema itch more in hot water, try to take short and tepid showers. ...Read more
Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives. What's interesting is that each individual person may respond better to one over the other. While every allergist probably has his/her favorite, truth is...They all work. If not happy with one, try a different one! ...Read more
High WBC, high Neut, low lymph, low K, high glucose, lowRBC, low creatine, high amylase, high AST, urine w/ protein & ketones. Treatment?
Based on the: above lab results, and without any clinical knowledge of patient symptoms and course of disease, I would have to say it's impossible to devise a plan of treatment. Please visit your healthcare provider or begin a Virtual Consult with one of our physicians to discuss diagnostic and treatment options. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Atorvastatin. 20:amlodipine10:metoprolol 100:benazepril HCl 40: is this a safe combination for high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
Yes: Used quite often if BP does not respond to one or two medications. ...Read more
No: Both drugs are fairly safe in a patient with hypertension. ...Read more
Old electric burn, deep 60%.Pain high, loss mobility.Now high bp, high hb, border high potass.Oxicodon, inderal, (propranolol) spironolactone(hirsutism).Ideas?Pain+hair..
Hypertension: Hypertension is caused by age related stiffening of the vascular system, worsened by excess weight, excess sodium intake, lack of exercise, use of tobacco or illicit drugs. It may be related to kidney or hormone related issues which can be evaluated if initial treatment with life-style changes and medications do not control the bp, further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more
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