Top 20 Doctor insights on: Flumazenil allergy in children
Question makes no se: Flumazenil is NOT Clonazepam, which is the generic equivalent of Klonopin, Rivotril, Clonex, etc. Flumazenil is a Benzo ANTAGONIST, used in reversing Benzo overdoses by blocking the same receptors that the benzos do isn’t universally effective for all benzos. An ALLERGY is a set of symptoms in the spectrum of an allergic reaction to certain medications ranging from wheezing, to edema, hives, ...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
Risky detox tool: Flumazanil is currently not recommended to treat chronic benzodiazepines by the American College of Medical Toxicology. There is a very real risk that rapid reversal of benzodiazepines can lead to refractory seizures only treatable with barbiturates as flumazanil binds to GABA receptors with greater affinity, which could lead to unopposed glutamate stimulation. Benzodiazepine tapers are better ...Read more
Sleep medicine doc: Flumazenil (clonazepam) can help when people have overdosed on benzodiazepines, and it has also been used in excessive daytime sleepiness. You might look for a sleep medicine physician. However, you cannot dictate the medicines the physician will give you. That would be decided after a thorough evaluation of whatever problem you're experiencing. Check with http://www. Aasmnet. Org/ or http://www. Absm. Org/. ...Read more
I have taken clonazepam daily 2mg > 5 years, would you recommend a 6 day flumazenil detox? No anticonvulsants/pheno/benzos are prescribed
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Benzo-diazepine addiction is one of the most serious addictions "out there" and VERY common. The withdrawal is often prolonged. Fortunately the daily dosage you have been taking is relatively small.
Flumazenil is still a relatively new drug thus the suggestion you consult with a SPECIALIST!
My opinion only
Hope it helps!
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Broad question!: Benzodiazepines are used in a rather broad fashion, clinically and 'paradoxical' could mean something the opposite of the intended result. As tranquilizers, I took you to mean that they agitate or 'speed you up' rather than calm you down or help you fall asleep, perhaps even increasing anxiety. Other sedatives, hypnotics, major tranquilizers (anti-psychotics) or even 'beta-blockers' might help... ...Read more
Ketamine Does..: Conversion of tyrosine to Dopamine is initiated (in part) by tyrosine hydroxylase (th). Long-term abuse of ketamine has been shown to cause "up regulation" and, therefore, increased production of, th as the reason for "delayed but persistent" increase in the neurotransmitter dopamine, a possible reason for "altered mental status" in those who abuse ketamine....Hmmm not sure about flumazenil! ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml (4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more
My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?
I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?
Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more