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Histamine (Definition)

Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more


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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There is a bacteria associated with acne which is treated by this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

Not usually, but..: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more

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I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

Constip./Dependence: Constipation is a side effect that can occur at the onset and last throughout treatment. Regular use of any opioid (such as codeine) will produce a physical dependence on the drug that would be demonstrated if you attempted to abruptly withdraw- i.e. Agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, sweating, runny nose. Another effect is the possible increase in pain in your body (opioid induced hyperalgesia). ...Read more

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Have acute sinusitis, and already takin medication (decongestive, histamine) is that enough to contain it?

Have acute sinusitis, and already takin medication (decongestive, histamine) is that enough to contain it?

May need antibiotics: If symptoms have been present for less than two weeks, it is more likely a viral infection and often doesn't respond well to these medications. If symptoms have been present for more than two weeks without any improvement, then antibiotics might be an option. ...Read more

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Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedryl) can cause drowsiness because they can pass the "blood brain" barrier and cause a direct effect on thinking. In rare cases in adults, antihistamines can cause agitation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more

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What is name of OTC anti-histamine drugs which deal with airborne pollen?

What is name of OTC anti-histamine drugs which deal with airborne pollen?

They all do: Antihistamines don't target one type of allergen. The work to prevent the reaction that follows all allergen exposure. Many people like claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec. All are otc. ...Read more

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I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

If you let us: Know what the condition is - we may be able to make some suggestions. Please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Our child she is 14 month she get itching in her body before two months she take anti histamine drug and ant_inflammatory drugs for several times but?

Our child she is 14 month she get itching in her body before two months she take anti histamine drug and ant_inflammatory drugs for several times but?

Moisturizing lotion: Are there any rashes? Your child needs to do allergy test to see if your doctor can figure out what she is allergic to. Has any blood test being done to rule out other causes of itching? See your doctor to determine the cause. A moisturizing lotion will take care of itching caused by dry skin. ...Read more

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Since last month I have felt itchiness the whole body. I tried anti-histamine drugs but it can't cure, just symptomatic. It does not have apparently no rush, redness at the time of itching. Plz give me an advice.

Since last month I have felt itchiness the whole body. I tried anti-histamine drugs but it can't cure, just symptomatic. It does not have apparently no rush, redness at the time of itching. Plz give me an advice.

PRURITUS: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment as week as food triggers. Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg. After labs and allergy testing ...Read more

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Why second generation histamine h1 antagonist are the drug of choice in treatment of chronic allergy? Explain please!

Why second generation histamine h1 antagonist are the drug of choice in treatment of chronic allergy? Explain please!

Best allergy medicin: Second generation antihistamines generally have fewer side effects (ie. Sedation and dryness), longer durations of action, and little tachyphlaxis (loose effectiveness with use) than older antihistamines. However for chronic nasal allergies, evidence based medicine places topical nasal steroid sprays as first line therapy ahead of antihistamines, oral or topical. ...Read more

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What are the alternative drugs for anti-histamines in giant papillary conjunctivitis?

What are the alternative drugs for anti-histamines in giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Mast Cell Stabilizer: Cromolyn sodium 4%, or Alamast (pemirolast) are both in this category. It must be used on a regular basis to work well, and not just to treat symptoms. Mast cell stabilizers work to avoid getting the symptoms. Understand that you cannot "cure" giant papillary conjunctivitis, but can sometimes control it. You must also wear your lenses less. ...Read more

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I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

? dry skin: That's usually the case with atopic individuals, as you said you have asthma too, you may or may not start to have rash with continuous itching, antihistamines will just control the itch, skin care in form of bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin right after bathing while the skin is still moist, all that would help, keep your body well hydrated and watch your environment (cats, dust) ...Read more

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Did geodon (ziprasidone) damage my histamine and dopamine receptors? I am taking no psych drugs and do not feel great. Only way to sleep is one Benadryl or 0 rest

Did geodon (ziprasidone) damage my histamine and dopamine receptors? I am taking no psych drugs and do not feel great. Only way to sleep is one Benadryl or 0 rest

No: Geodon (ziprasidone) does not damage histamine or Dopamine receptors nor any other receptors in the central nervous system that we are aware of. I do not know why you were on Geodon (ziprasidone) in the first place, but if you're not feeling well I would recommend that you go back to your physician. It is possible to develop insomnia secondary to your primary psychiatric illness which then continues even if the primary psychiatric illness comes under control. This is called insomnia secondary to a mental disorder. You may get relief from your insomnia with melatonin which is over-the-counter. It is generally taken two hours before the desired time to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Does tricalcium phosphate absorb well?

Does tricalcium phosphate absorb well?

OK: Put a pill in a glass of water and see how long it takes to dissolve. The absorption of calcium is complex requiring transport mechanisms controlled by hormones such as parathormone from your parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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Could codeine phosphate get you high?

Codeine: All opioids if not used appropriately can produce a "high" and codeine is not exempt. ...Read more

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What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

Carbohydrate enzyme: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (g6pd deficiency) is an inherited disorder found mostly in people with african, asian, or middle eastern ancestry. G6pd helps convert carbohydrates into a more useful form. Lack of this enzyme causes red blood cells to become fragile, resulting in the rbcs bursting when stressed. This leads to hemolytic anemia. Infection, drugs & some foods can trigger. ...Read more

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How long does codeine phosphate stay in your system.

How long does codeine phosphate stay in your system.

4-6 hours: But the breakdown products can be detected for a number of days after so may show up as opiates on a drug test. Don't know if this is a concern for you or not. ...Read more

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High level of alkaline phosphate, what does this mean?

High level of alkaline phosphate, what does this mean?

How high?: Do you have any symptoms? Why was the test done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, high alkaline phosphate may due to liver or bone disease, and sometimes intestinal disorders. It is normally high in children and during pregnancy.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Iam using codeine phosphate for a decade. How can I quit?

Gradual reduction: Reduce quantity used by about 20% every 3-4 days. Ideally, talk to dr for assistance and monitoring. ...Read more

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Causes of 1.6 phosphate level all other bloodwork normal?

Causes of 1.6 phosphate level all other bloodwork normal?

Lab error?: Possible to have vit d deficiency or hyperparathyroid. Other causes are usually pretty obvious and still others are very rare. I would repeat lab test first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phosphate overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Phosphate overdose?

Phosphate overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Phosphate toxicity/ OD can cause: electrolyte imbalances, , cardiac & bone diseases, or death can occur with chronic renal disease, & bones can become brittle due to leaching of calcium. REF: http://www. Healthsupplementsnutritionalguide. Com/phosphorus/ ...Read more

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What is the difference serum phosphate and total body phosphate?

What's measured: While it's easy to measure how much phosphate is in a sample of serum, it's got very little to do with the total amount of phosphate in the bones, your dna, and the machinery of your cells. The latter is a subject mostly studied by arcane researchers; some folks lost phosphate through kidney defects & the diagnosis is a bit of a challenge. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphate level of 170 for a 50 year old man. Is it worrysome?

Alkaline phosphate level of 170 for a 50 year old man. Is it worrysome?

Worrisome: unlikely.: Any time a panel of tests are run there is a probability of one of these test to be outside the normal range. Meaning one out of many is likely not concerning especially if it is not significantly elevated. An elevated Alk Phos could indicate bone or hepatobiliary disease. If you are otherwise healthy the best approach would be to repeat the testing in 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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