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Loteprednol Allergy Drugs
Probably not: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid eye drop. Typically steroid eye drops are used short term for severe eye allergies. With long term use is the potential for glaucoma, cataracts and additional risks if a person gets an infection in their eye. Check with your eye doctor for a better long term medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
November of this year was given prescription for lotemax eye drops for 2 weeks and restasis for inflammation. Seen my doctor again taking lotemax gel and pazeo, said allergy’s but inflammation wasn’t bad this time . is it safe to use again so soon?
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more
Unclear question: Are you asking if drug allergies cause problems with the testicles? Generally not. If one has an allergic reaction of the skin of the scrotum and or penis, certainly high potency corticosteroids can have an effect on the testicles and are best avoided. Please check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy answer?: The easy answer would be not to take it, cure your allergy, or pass your allergy on to someone else- none of those options seem good, huh? Well, how about timing? Take your medication at a time where you may not care if you're sleepy like just before bedtime or the National Republican Convention. How about talking to your doc about reducing the dose or switching to non-drowsy formulation or agent ...Read more
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
Describe reaction?: You will need to be more specific about the type of reactions experienced since the reaction may just be an intolerance or an allergy. However I am not aware of any cross- reactivity to other class of analgesics. ...Read more
I'm currently getting a blood test for allergies, will they also test for drugs, what should I do?
Don't worry: It would be very illegal and unethical to test you for street drugs without your consent, unless you were seriously sick and we had reason to think that knowing what drugs were in you would save your life. ...Read more
Why second generation histamine h1 antagonist are the drug of choice in treatment of chronic allergy? Explain please!
Best allergy medicin: Second generation antihistamines generally have fewer side effects (ie. Sedation and dryness), longer durations of action, and little tachyphlaxis (loose effectiveness with use) than older antihistamines. However for chronic nasal allergies, evidence based medicine places topical nasal steroid sprays as first line therapy ahead of antihistamines, oral or topical. ...Read more
What can be the cause of persistant, excessive gas? No known food or drug allergies, no predictable pattern. Worse in the morning when i wake up.
Talk w/your doctor: Talk with your own doctor about this -- but you may have some food intolerances or even some bacterial overgrowth in your gut creating excess gas in their activities. These bacteria (many of which are friendly to us) need to be in balance. Overnight they can be digesting up a gassy storm. You may benefit from a good probiotic taken daily for awhile to help your gut's "good" bacteria win. ...Read more