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Medicine For Hiprex Allergy
Very rare: Hiprex is an old drug used for urinary infections only. Allergy with hives, itching, tight throat and even trouble breathing is very rare. Reaction to the drug such as nausea when taken on empty stomach and occas soft stool or diarrhea is not allergy. Hiprex is an antibiotic that can be used for Longterm chronic infections of urinary tract. One of our safer, relatively inexpensive meds. ...Read more
Hiprex is an old drug used for urinary infections only. Allergy with hives, itching, tight throat and even trouble breathing is very rare. Reaction to the drug such as nausea when taken on empty stomach and occas soft stool or diarrhea is not allergy. Hiprex is an antibiotic that can be used for Longterm chronic infections of urinary tract. One of our ...Read more
Be checked for sure: Taking a higher than recommended dose of methenamine may induce bloody/pink urine, bladder irritation, painful urination, etc., which should be evaluated to confirm through history review + physical exam + urinalysis with/without urine culture. How to get all the related things done correctly? Follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to... ...Read more
Help please, my doctor has prescribed hiprex to my 3 yr 6 months child. Can menthamine be given to children of this age?
I've been taking hiprex twice daily and I feel a UTI coming on, I've started on alprim, Do I stop hiprex whilst on alprim? Thanks kindly
Probably stop it...: ...but check with your doctor. Also ask whether trimethoprim (Alprim) is the best antibiotic at this point. It's somewhat unusual treatment for UTI; trimethoprim plus sulfamethoxazole (e.g. Bactrim) usually is preferred. (However, I'm not familar with usual practice in Australia). In any case, your doctor may want a urine culture to know the exact bacteria and best antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more
Uti infection cleared, still symptomatic dr gave Hiprex not working still symptomatic what's next course of action?
Been prescribed hiprex, and told to take with vitamin c. How long usually take for hiprex to have an effect? Months or weeks?
Hiprex turns to formaldehyde in the bladder. Is this harmful to take? Can it cause cancer or infertility with a dose of 2g per day for 3 months?
Ask PMD: Ask the treating physician for accurate answer. ...Read more
Hiprex daily (2 times a day) with Vitamin C (1000 mg/day), can this help in maintaining urine pH acidic?
Here are some ...: Yes, that is what they are intended. But, to make sure of lowering urine pH to 6.5 or below, nitrazine paper could be used to monitor and known to be more sensitive than litmus. Detail? Ask treating Doc as needed. Effectively? Yes if the frequency of recurrent UTIs & their severity are lowered or eliminated. But, remember: Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence remains the key to all healthcare. ...Read more
Does taking hiprex 2 daily make your mouth dry? Im having a dry mouth and not on smh other meds apart from zolpidem and occasional Valium
Unlikely: Dry mouth is not a listed side-effect from Hiprex. However, it might be a rare unlisted side-effect. You could try to discontinue Hiprex & have Ur Dr. prescribe a different urinary antibiotic, if necessary. Or your Dr might suggest taking Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) at night after sex, as well as controlling constipation, avoiding thong underwear, taking showers rather than baths,measures to reduce risk of UTIs. ...Read more
I have a UTI, and have gone through 2- 7 day cycles of antibiotics, now on Hiprex. I have back pain, and think it's my kidneys. What should I do?
UTI: Uncomplicated UTI's usually clear up easily with today's antibiotics. If you experience recurrent or refractory infections,then a urologist should find out why and where in the urinary tract the infection starts. Medications like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually clear uncomplicated uti in a few days. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 if 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
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