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Medicine For Budesoride Allergy
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
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
What is the best allergy med (most safe) if a patient has had seizures? My daughter (18) was taking zyrtec, rhinocort, &advair for allergies & mild asthma prior to having seizures that began almost a yr. Ago. To air on the safe side he took her off all
Fexofenadine: Tough to say which is safest and if any can contribute to sezures in your daughter, but fexofenadine (allegra) does not cross the blood brain barrier. That is the reason it does not cause drowsiness. And because it does not cross the blood brain barrier, it likely has limited ability to contribute to your daughters seizures. ...Read more
There are side effects to every medication. That does not mean you will experience any of them. Common side effects of rhinocort include nose bleeds, sore throat and nasal irritation. More serious are perforation of the nasal septum, increased intraocular pressure and oral thrush.
Review the technique for proper application of this nasal spray and use as directed to minimize nasal side effects. ...Read more
I have successfully taken Rhinocort Aqua for years and was give Budesidine by Walgreens as a generic instead. Is it exactly the same? Could there be differences in side effects?
Yes you can: No need to taper the dose gradually ...Read more
What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?
Can help: If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help. Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mild typically: Like any nasal cortisone spray, nose bleeds are the most common side effect but these can be limited by proper nasal spray technique. Also, run-off down back of throat can lead to cough and sore throat. At usual doses, the other side effects listed for steroids are very, very uncommon. An allergist or ENT physician can assist in treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Considered safe: It is a category b drug: no harm seen in animal studies, no available data in human first trimester, and no evidence of fetal harm in 2nd or 3rd. If your allergic symptoms are intolerable then rhinocort is a good nasal steroid to use. Sometimes trying nasal saline rinses and washes ie:nettie pot is enough to provide relief that you may not need the rhinocort. Speak with your allergist re: options. ...Read more
Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?
Nasal spray: Be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. ...Read more
Your pharmacist: Should be able to tell you if they interact with each other. ...Read more
Started Rhinocort spray twice a day 4 days ago. For past 2 days ive had a bloody nose on and off. Should I stop using it? It cost me a small fortune.
An alternative to: Stopping the med is to cut back to 1/2 the a daily dose and start using saline spray liberally between doses. If improved after a few days, Increace dose...and to the nose, be gentle. ...Read more
Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should I be worried?
Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...Read more
I use the RHINOCORT spray but every time I step outside my nose and eyes pour. This happens all year long, every season. Do I need something else?
Both good: Both mometasone and rhinocort are good nasal sprays for allergic rhinitis symptoms. They will both give you relief. They are both aqueous preparations which are thought to be gentle on a dry nose. The only thing different is the potency of the steroid in them, and I believe they are pretty comparable. ...Read more
Yes: But would advise against use of topical Acyclovir (zovirax). It will not shorten the herpetic outbreak or minimize your symptoms. The value is that it reduces viral shedding and therefore transmissability to others, but at the cost of potentially inducing resistance so that if and when you need systemic therapy it will be less effective. ...Read more
Can I use rhinocort nasal spray when pregnant for a stuffynose? How long does it take to clear up a stuffy nose with rhinocort?
Yes: Yes you can use Rhinocort but I would have you discuss this with your obstetrician as well. Some providers are not comfortable with certain med use for their pregnant patients. Remember that a stuffy nose can linger during pregnancy because your immune system is altered when pregnant. ...Read more
Which is better with least side effects - nasonex (mometasone) or rhinocort? Have inflamation/little scar tissue after surgery 7 mths ago. On vancomycin for cdiff.
Both good: Both are good. It depends upon person to person. Both have equal side effects. See which one works best for you moreover if you need to take it in long term basis think of treating the cause that is usually allergy. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to see how we propose to treat the cause or see an allergist ...Read more
Is Rhinocort (budesonid nasal spray) the best treatment for patulous eustachian tube? What are the alternatives?
Possibly: Afrin is another otc medication that decongests nasal mucosa thereby relieving eustachian tube dysfunction (fullness in ears/popping/fluid build-up behind eardrum). Should only be used a few days at a time, read instructions. More potent treatments available with guidance from a physician. ...Read more
I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.
Not the right meds: This regimen may be adequate to treat mild to moderate nasal/sinus inflammation, but you are describing a more complicated issue. An evaluation to identify cause is warranted, ;and necessary to guide a targeted treatment strategy that may consist of prescription medication to decongest, relieve inflammation, or treat infection. A structural sinus problem may require surgical correction. ...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