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Medicine For Isopto Homatropine Allergy
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
Absolutely not!: Check out www. Drugs. Com or online. Epocrates. Com to compare medications (you might need to register for latter but it's free). ...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.
30-60min: Oral antihistamines take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks, antihistamine nasal sprays take 20 minutes, and other medications can take longer. If your symptoms are bad, you may not notice a significant effect right away from the medications. ...Read more
It depends: You don't tell me what your allergic symptoms are nor what medicine you were prescribed. In principle, antihistamines, oral and topical (nasal and ocular) work within 1-2 hours and 15-45 minutes, respectively. Inhaled and oral corticosteroids (cortisone-like) take at least 6 hours to start working, full effect after a few days. ...Read more
Allergy: Ask your pharmacist what he recommends or see your doctor. ...Read more
See an allergist: I assume you mean house dust mites. These are tiny insects that like humidity higher than 50%. They live on bedding, carpeting furniture and are increased also with pets. Removing carpets, buying a dehumidifier to ensure low humidity, encasing pillows and mattresses in mite-proof cases, washing bed linen in hot water strong detergent may help. Allergy medication will help. If not, see an allergist. ...Read more
No: Antihistamines and decongestants should not affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives (bcps). ...Read more
No: Not if you are taking allergy medicine for canesten oral ingredients, nor take it if you are taking astemezole, or have terfenadine laying around since it has been off market for couple of years now (also known as seldane). ...Read more
No: Similar ingredients. Take one or the other. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with this combination. ...Read more