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Is Nasonex A Antihistamine
Not much: Although levo ceterizine is a third generation antihistamine, there is little difference between that drug and ceterizine (zyrtec). They are both fairly non-sedating antihistamines and are approved for allergic rhinitis. Their efficacy and safety are essentially the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and congestion. If used more than 3 days, it can cause a rebound effect and worsen symptoms. Antihistamines are a separate class of medications. They block the effects histamine, which help reduce the watery eyes and runny nose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more
Whichever works: for you would be the best to use, although it treats only one aspect of the disease, nasal itching and runny nose ,won't affect congestion, also during an allergy season you need to take it on regular, not on as needed basis, in the end if you are not controlled you need to see an allergist ...Read more
Maybe: Loratidine (claritin) can help, but i find it takes 2 - 4 days to begin to give symptom relief. Ceterizine (zyrtec) is also once/day, and usually helps with the first dose. With either, the generic is just as good. I'm not a fan of longterm decongestants (the "d") - they tend to thicken the congestion and dry you out, plus have lots of side effects. If really stuffy, use plain sudafed x 1-2 days. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) has more anti-allergy or anti-inflamatory effects than clariten (loratidine) and is often better for most allergic symptoms. It does cause drowsiness in some patients. Antihistamines work best when taken at bedtime if you are taking them on a daily basis - as in a pollen allergy or allergy to a pet that lives in your house. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Equal: When it comes to nasal steroid sprays they are all effective and it typically becomes a "patient preference." Flonase smells like flowers and requires a doctors prescription (until spring 2015 when it goes over the counter). Nasacort (triamcinolone) is tasteless and odorless and has been available without a prescription since spring 2014. ...Read more
Should one avoid pregnancy if they have to take inhalors, and strong antihistamines, and omeprazole and nasonex (mometasone) regularly?
Change the meds: It's unusual to have to avoid pregnancy altogether because of medications that you take. However, commonly it's recommended to change the meds at least temporarily during the pregnancy to avoid potential problems with the fetus. You should meet with an obstetrician before you get pregnant to discuss this. ...Read more
Pls can u specify names of few antihistamine nasal sprays
i ve chronic turbinate swelling , only thing my gp gave me was nasonex (mometasone) for regular use?
My doctor told me not to take antihistamines before allergy test but I've been taking nasonex (mometasone) and Otrivin decongestant is that ok?
Okay: A number of medications should be discontinued prior to allergy skin testing. Steroid nasal sprays like nasonex (mometasone) may be continued. Otrivine is a nasal decongestant which should only be used for temporary relief of symptoms may be continued. Escitalopram and inhalers and nebulizers may be continued. ...Read more
Is it safe to take doxycycillin, gabapentin, antihistamine and omeprazole & paracetamol nasonex (mometasone) and inhalor within same day with some gaps?
Probably but monitor: There are a few minor interactions likely, including Gabapentin causing a decrease in parcetamol (acetaminophen) and perhaps an increase in its potentially hepatotoxic metabolites. Other potential interactions depend on specific bronchodilator and antihistamine you are using. If taking ventolin, rapid heart beat could come from that or from too much levothyroxine. Recommend close monitoring by dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to NSAIDS including aspirin, on antihistamines and beta blockers daily, want to know if Nasonex (mometasone) is safe for me (post nasal drip.) sound OK?
Yes it is, but: Few issues: it seems that you had this problem for a while, keep using the saline nasal wash though, and if you try the nasonex (mometasone) make sure you use it right.Also you are allergic to aspirin and NSAIDs,may be that's the cause of your nasal problems,and you're on a beta blocker.At any rate you need to be assessed by an allergist/immunologist,check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Can chronic sinusitis with inflammation only but no mucous cause upper back symptoms that respond to nasonex or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.
Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bouts of nearly involuntary forced exhalation in chronic sinusitis through right nostril relieved by nasonex or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lead to COPD if untreated?
Not really: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and refers to the build up of scar tissue in the smaller airways of the lung. This scar tissue decreases the lungs ability to expand and contract and therefore the ability to move air and breathe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need to stop using nasonex (mometasone) & anti-histamines prior to radio frequency turbinate reduction? Will using them give a wrong indication of the size?
Probably not: I presume that your are undergoing reduction because the turbinate hypertrophy has not responded to medications. Thus whether you use the medication or not is not important if your nasal congestion has responded well to medications, then i would caution against having a turbinate reduction which will likely provide only temporary relief. You should talk to the surgeon re. His preference however. ...Read more
Is it bad to take an antihistamine during a cold, i.e. does suppressing mucus make the cold last longer?
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses. ...Read more
Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more