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Medicine For Accolate Allergy
See below: It is a medication in a class of meds called leukotriene inhibitors. The are meant to control allergy symptoms. ...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
Yes: Many have.They are similar but slightly different medications. ...Read more
Maybe: Zafirlukast, marketed as Accolate (zafirlukast) for asthma, does not currently have published studies on safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding, but information suggests the amount found in breast milk is low. It's best to discuss this drug & your specific situation with your personal pediatrician or ob/gyn. Check out lactmed for info on drugs & breastfeeding: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more
On accolate (zafirlukast) for 3 months. Stop prescription 1 mo ago. Side effects are elevated liver enzymes. One test came back elevated. Should i be worried?
No: But don't take it again. There are other options. ...Read more
What to do if I take norvasc, klonopin, accolate, Ambien (zolpidem) and remeron. and is there a safe pain killer to take?
Depends.: What type of pain are you trying to treat? If this is due to Arthritis, any NSAID like Naprosyn, Celebrex or Ibuprofen can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may also be helpful. These medications can be used for headaches, toothaches or muscles aches. Post-surgical pains may need a stronger pain medication initially such as Hydrocodone or at the discretion of the doctor. ...Read more
I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg, accolate for breast aug for 2 more months. Can i take raspberry ketones with these rx's?
Probably: I am not personally aware of any interactions between these medications and i believe it would be fine but ketones are not a prescribed medication and not fully evaluated nor tested so it is truly difficult to know. Accolate (zafirlukast) may effect your liver and it may be wise to check liver function panel. ...Read more
I took accolate (zafirlukast) for 3 mos post op breast aug. I got my liver tested after being off prescription for about 3 weeks. Enzyme is elevated in one test. Scared?
Continue follow up: I would make sure that of follow up on those tests to make sure the levels are falling which they most likely will do now that you have stopped. If they remain high additional testing may be recommended. ...Read more
Is it possible to have liver failure? Was on accolate (zafirlukast) for ba for 3 mos. Just finished the prescription a wk ago now feel horrible, and i drink alcohol a lot
Alcoholic hepatitis : Chronic alcoholic hepatitis (not viral problem) can lead to cirrhosiz (fatty/standed, liver0 leaves little normal liver tissue. Can cause jaundice. Is your skin yellow, is your urine very dark, is your stool light colored or grey. Speak to pcp or a liver or gastroeneterolgy md. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more
Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more
ALLERGIC RHINITIS : YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more
It depends on the : Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more
More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more
Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more
Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more
Many: The most effective allergy treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc) over the counter antihistamines can be very effective including claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. Some people will respond better to one over the other (for unclear reasons). The best long term therapy for significant environmental allergies is allergy injections. ...Read more