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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
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
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
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
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
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
Many choices: There are many excellent choices for antihistamines that are effective for treating hayfever. The new generation products work well and have few side effects. These include zyrtec (cetirizine), Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratadine), Clarinex (desloratadine) and xyzal (levocetirizine). The good news is that they are available without a prescription and most are available in several forms. ...Read more
Yes----BUT: There is no point to taking both antihistamines. Dose varies with the condition and with the person. No antihistamine is useful for itching except if there is urticaria (hives). Sedative effect with polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) means you should not drive for 8 hrs after use. ...Read more
What will happen to the antihistamine, if histamine is not even presentreaction what will my body do with that antihistamine?
Say again: Try again, Joe. What is your question? ...Read more
If histadelia is high histamine diphenhydramine, is an anti-histamine temporarily regulating my natural histamine levels?
No scientific basis: You can find histadelia on any Google search, but NOT on any serious medical search. There are patients who suffer from high histamine levels, but those are patients who have severe allergic reactions or rare tumors. Diphenhydramine will help such patients, also allergic patients in general, as many are mediated by histamine. However, histaelia is NOT a real disease. ...Read more
It depends: There are several formulations out and each is unique. Luckily, these are relatively safe drugs. Treat them with respect! ...Read more
Some can, some won't: I have had 2 yo kids develop the skill needed to handle taking a pill or tablet. Whether it is the proper dose at that age would depend on the medication. ...Read more
Increase of effect: One or two drinks probably won't be much of an issue, because alcohol becomes a sedative/depressant after a couple of drinks. Antihistamines can be sedating and mixing the two likely will increase the effect of sedation which can impair your judgement/ability to operate machinery etc...If u do so in evening and staying home, should be safer! Be good. Just don't drink and drive. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Levocetirizine.Get a more detailed answer ›
When u are sick and have achy muscles they say it's from histamines attached to nerve and muscles causing the pain would anti histamine meds help?
I don't think so: It is not clear that achy muscles in that setting is due to histamine alone. Histamine can be released in a variety of settings but if itis relased with achy muscles it would not be the only substance around and other cytokines are also present. Antihistamines useally are not effective in this setting. ...Read more
Yes: There is no contraindicationGet a more detailed answer ›
Be careful: If the other antihistamine causes drowsiness like chlorpheniramine then watch out because Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness and the two could be too much to handle. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Allegra would be better tolerated but the combo may cause a dry mouth and other mucus membranes. ...Read more
No: Antihistamines block histamines which cause stuffines, drainage, sneezing, and itching. Sudafed is a decongestant that works by cause constriction of blood vessels in the nose. Sudafed can cause elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and insomnia. Antihistamines usually do not. ...Read more
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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