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Is there an anti histamine medicine which does not have lactose in it?

Is there an anti histamine medicine which does not have lactose in it?

Allegra (fexofenadine): Allegra is an anti-histamine which, according to a detailed ingredient list, does not contain lactose. See http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/allegra.Html. I would recommend getting the name brand Allegra though instead of generic fexofenadine since some generic forms may contain lactose. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...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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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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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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Sudafed + beconase (beclomethasone) + anti-histamine is good sinusitis medicine?

Sudafed + beconase (beclomethasone) + anti-histamine is good sinusitis medicine?

Yes: It's a good combination for chronic sinusitis, but not acute bacterial sinusitis which would require antibiotics. Decongesting the nose is helpful in acute as well as chronic sinusitis. ...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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What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Package instructions: The package instructions will give the recommended dosages for over the counter medication. Prescriptions will give the proper dosing of antihistamines and other medications. Usual dosing takes into account other medications you might be taking plus a margin of safety. When in doubt, ask your physician. ...Read more

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Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Yes: Overdosing on anything is bad for you. Although these drugs are safe, you must be cautious in taking them. ...Read more

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Can i take anti histamine after a drink?

Can i take anti histamine after a drink?

I would encourage: You to be very careful, as both alcohol and antihistamines combined can be very sedating. You should really try to avoid this combination. ...Read more

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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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more