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Indinavir Allergy Drugs
Not Common to Take: Indinavir (crixivan) is not often prescribed in pregnancy when there are other alternatives though it is only a class c. The difficulty is that the concentrations of indinavir in the blood at weeks 30 to 32 of pregnancy often drop unpredictably which could allow the development of resistance and treatment failure, as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth. See an expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: There is little evidence that it causes problems in women. There are some studies of eye problems in animals. On the other hand, it treats HIV which can both help the mother and prevent HIV from spreading to the baby. Overall, the benefits of taking indinavir are in taking it if you have HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more
Unclear question: Are you asking if drug allergies cause problems with the testicles? Generally not. If one has an allergic reaction of the skin of the scrotum and or penis, certainly high potency corticosteroids can have an effect on the testicles and are best avoided. Please check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
Describe reaction?: You will need to be more specific about the type of reactions experienced since the reaction may just be an intolerance or an allergy. However I am not aware of any cross- reactivity to other class of analgesics. ...Read more
I'm currently getting a blood test for allergies, will they also test for drugs, what should I do?
Don't worry: It would be very illegal and unethical to test you for street drugs without your consent, unless you were seriously sick and we had reason to think that knowing what drugs were in you would save your life. ...Read more
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
I have a serious allergy to penicillin and midazolam and the doctors said I should be careful of drugs, does this mean im allergic to drugs like weed?
Allergy 2 penicillin: The allergy extends to any member of the penicillin class. Caution about using substances of unknown provenance is appropriate if your allergy is significant. One needs to be assured there are no penicillin related contaminants in the substances used. Weed is known to harbor many types of mold, a penicillium species might present in some plants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can u tell if hives r due to drug allergy or just chronic hives? I get hives after taking pills, but also occasionally on days when i take nothing
Hives: This is difficult to answer without knowing what pills you are taking, some can linger in your system. Best to see an allergist and sort it all out. ...Read more
I have seasonal allergies, what is the best way to decide which drugs to take and when? They are expensive and can sometimes lead to lightheaded days.
Uncertain: Since everyone responds to medication differently, there is no definite answer. However nasal steroid remains the most effective for most people. If this does not work, consider seeing an allergist to help you pin down the cause and not just treat the consequence. ...Read more