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Isopto Homatropine Allergy In Children
Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.
CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more
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
Any cough medicine: Hydrocodone is a scheduled substance (controlled by dea) just under category of morphine. In other words, it's potent stuff, and addictive, too. We don't allow any equivalent alternatives over-the-counter. Instead, you're limited to much weaker but readily available cough medications, like Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan. ...Read more
Not sure how old is the child, but try not to take in a child under 4 yrs of age. If one does give it for severe pain or post-surgery, you could try 1/2 tab first every 8 hrs to see if any reactions, too drowsy, etc. Use sparingly and only nightly if needed.
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I had this morning of 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and another at about 7pm of 1000 and I have to take 2 tsp of hydrocodone-homatropine syrup. Can I take it now?
The cough syrup: Hydrocodone-homatropine doesn't contain Tylenol (acetaminophen). So, yes, you can take it if you need to. However, except for the first dose, I don't recommend taking 1000 mg of Tylenol per dose There's no appreciable increased symptom relief from 1000 mg compared to 650 mg & it's too easy to go over the 4000 mg daily dose ceiling. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
As Cough Remedy: Should not be used continuously. Homatropine is a drying agent and discourages abuse. ...Read more
Stop the medication:
The first thing to do is immediately stop the medication causing the allergic reaction.
You can also take an over-the-counter antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec, (cetirizine) claritin) to help the symptoms.
However, if the allergic reaction is severe (ie lip swelling, throat swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc) you should immediately be see at the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Have iritis. Was given 3 prescriptions: 2 drops and an ointment. One of the drops is a dilating drop called homatropine 2%.How long does dilation last?
Homatropine dilation: Dialtion with homatropine can last for several days. It is useful in iritis to prevent the iris from sticking to the natural crystalline lens in your eye. Be careful to wash your hands after using it to prevent dialtion occuring in your opposite eye if you should accidentally rub your other eye. It will also prevent you from seeing at near for several days too due to its cycloplegic effect. ...Read more
I just got a cough syrup that says "hydrocodone/homatropine 5-1.5/5", what does the 3rd number mean?
5cc: The mg amount in a 5cc dose. ...Read more
Had iritis for 2wks. Was on the dilating drop homatropine 2% for a few days. Now just on steroid drops. When will my vision be restored? Still blurry.
Website: Go to your pediatrician and ask about specific symptoms. The website www. Healthychildren. Org is useful for many pediatric conditions ...Read more
Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester the animal out of the bedrooms and living spaces. Then make sure you thoroughly rid those areas of cat dander as it is a potent and tenacious allergen. ...Read more
You have prepared the lunch meal for the children and you find out that one of the children has an allergy to?
Question unclear: If you are asking what to do if the kid is allergic to what you prepaired, the answer is simple, don't let s/he eat it. Prepare something else. If the child ate it and developed hives, benedryl may help some. It is advisable to know specific dietary problems in any child you watch & have a rapid action plan for any unexpected reactions. Kids can develop pbms to foods they have tolerated in the past. ...Read more
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more
Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment with flonase, but the reason is most likely a mis-diagnosis rather than an allergy to it. One needs to think about an infectious cause, asthma or possibly reflux to name a few reasons for lack of response to flonase. ...Read more
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more
Is it possible that I give my two-year-old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for seasonal allergies?
Yes: Yes, you can give your 2 year old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy symptoms. Its onset is fast within 15-60 minutes and it lasts for about 4-6 hours. Otc zyrtec's onset is also fast and it lasts for 24 hours. Keep in mind that those medications can control mild allergy symptoms. If your child still suffers from the disease after taking otc meds, you might want to bring him or her to see an allergist. ...Read more
Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that I had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should I worry?
My husband and I accidentally gave our 4 yr old son, who weighs 42lbs, a double dose of childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine) for his allergies (chewable tablets 12.5mg)?
?? no numbers??: The only way for me to comment on the dose is if you list what you gave. Two 12.5 mg tabs in a 42 lb kid might make him groggy but shouldn't hurt in the long run. Four tabs would put him to sleep and he'd be out for a few hours. Luckily the med clears the body in 4-8 hours. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for nuts and sesame allergy in children? Is giving small doses of them in a hospital setting actually helps?
Variable: The successful rates for sublingual food drops desensitization to nuts have been variable. Most of the studies excluded those who had an anaphylactic reaction to the nut. Even if the desensitization is successful, it is intended only for inadvertent exposure to the nuts. This approach has not yet been fda approved and not yet ready for prime time. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more