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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

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Which anti-histamine is best for hayfever?

Which anti-histamine is best for hayfever?

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

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Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Not likely: Histiocytes are cells that are part of the immune system active in engulfing bacteria and other foreign material. Since they really don't release histamine, antihistamines are not likely to help. If the tumor was a mastocytoma, antihistamines would be a great choice. ...Read more

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Would it be bad for me to take an anti-histamine if I have a cold?

Not bad, but...: Not bad, but an anithistamine is better at treating allergies and hay fever than cold symptoms. For the congestion caused by colds, decongestants are preferred. However, a number of cold medications contain sedating antihistamines, mainly to help you sleep. ...Read more

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Can i take telfast andpolaramine together. What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Can i take telfast andpolaramine together.  What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

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

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Is nasarel an type of anti-histamine?

Is nasarel an type of anti-histamine?

Steroid nasal spray: Nasarel is a steroid nasal spray that reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis by decreasing allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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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

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Is nasarel an anti-histamine for your nose?

Is nasarel an anti-histamine for your nose?

Steroid nasal spray: Nasarel is a steroid nasal spray that reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis by decreasing allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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How much anti-histamine meds could cause overdose?

It depends: There are several formulations out and each is unique. Luckily, these are relatively safe drugs. Treat them with respect! ...Read more

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Can a child of nine years take a anti histamine pills?

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

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