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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Can hydrocodone-homatropine be taken with alcohol?

Can hydrocodone-homatropine be taken with alcohol?

Yes & No: Yes, you can do just about anything you want. But, no, we don't recommend mixing any narcotic/opioid pain medication w/alcohol, no matter how little of each. It's just not worth the chance of something bad happening. ...Read more

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What are any over-the-counter alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

What are any over-the-counter alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

Any cough medicine: Hydrocodone is a scheduled substance (controlled by dea) just under category of morphine. In other words, it's potent stuff, and addictive, too. We don't allow any equivalent alternatives over-the-counter. Instead, you're limited to much weaker but readily available cough medications, like Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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Can you use hydrocodone homatropine syrup anymore?

Can you use hydrocodone homatropine syrup anymore?

As Cough Remedy: Should not be used continuously. Homatropine is a drying agent and discourages abuse. ...Read more

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What are some OTC alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

What are some OTC alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

Cough syrups: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Robitussin or sudafed! all of these contain a different kind of anti-tussive. These are equally effective! Well no otc alternatives for Codeine derivatives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child homatropine/hydrocodone?

Is it safe to give a child homatropine/hydrocodone?

Narcotics: Not sure how old is the child, but try not to take in a child under 4 yrs of age. If one does give it for severe pain or post-surgery, you could try 1/2 tab first every 8 hrs to see if any reactions, too drowsy, etc. Use sparingly and only nightly if needed.
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What can you do for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

What can you do for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

Stop the medication: The first thing to do is immediately stop the medication causing the allergic reaction.
You can also take an over-the-counter antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec, (cetirizine) claritin) to help the symptoms.
However, if the allergic reaction is severe (ie lip swelling, throat swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc) you should immediately be see at the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is promethazine with codeine the same medicine as hydrocodone/ homatropine?

Is promethazine with codeine the same medicine as hydrocodone/ homatropine?

Absolutely not!: Check out www. Drugs. Com or online. Epocrates. Com to compare medications (you might need to register for latter but it's free). ...Read more

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I had this morning of 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and another at about 7pm of 1000 and I have to take 2 tsp of hydrocodone-homatropine syrup. Can I take it now?

I had this morning of 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and another at about 7pm of 1000 and I have to take 2 tsp of hydrocodone-homatropine syrup. Can I take it now?

The cough syrup: Hydrocodone-homatropine doesn't contain Tylenol (acetaminophen). So, yes, you can take it if you need to. However, except for the first dose, I don't recommend taking 1000 mg of Tylenol per dose There's no appreciable increased symptom relief from 1000 mg compared to 650 mg & it's too easy to go over the 4000 mg daily dose ceiling. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Have iritis. Was given 3 prescriptions: 2 drops and an ointment. One of the drops is a dilating drop called homatropine 2%.How long does dilation last?

Have iritis. Was given 3 prescriptions: 2 drops and an ointment. One of the drops is a dilating drop called homatropine 2%.How long does dilation last?

Homatropine dilation: Dialtion with homatropine can last for several days. It is useful in iritis to prevent the iris from sticking to the natural crystalline lens in your eye. Be careful to wash your hands after using it to prevent dialtion occuring in your opposite eye if you should accidentally rub your other eye. It will also prevent you from seeing at near for several days too due to its cycloplegic effect. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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

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Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more

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Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Probably not: There is no good evidence that withholding peanuts from a child's diet reduces their risk of developing peanut allergy. In fact, there is some evidence that introducing them early on may give a greater likelihood of tolerance. ...Read more

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Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?

Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more

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I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

No: Most infant formula products are derived from milk, but the protein is broken down to help digestion. It would be best to use them until age 1. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

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

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more

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What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more

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If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

Possible: If one or both parents have allergy, the risk for the child to have allergy increases dramatically. However, they do not inherit the specific allergy directly. They become allergic based on their own exposures. So they may not have the same set of allergies as their parents. Be cautious. ...Read more

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Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Please clarify: Yes children have allergies and yes there are specialists. You have not provided enough background information to determine whether the situation needs a doc, much less a specialist. You can start over with the additional info and we may be better able to help you. ...Read more

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Could it seem like more children have major, life threatening allergies now that years ago?

Maybe: Is that true? I think we are smarter and recognize them. And yes there are more allergies as we are more exposed ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Homatropine (Definition)

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