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Medicine For Monoket Allergy
Monoket allergy: Monoket (sosorbide mononitrate) is a medication that is used to prevent angina. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/monoket-drug. Htm ...Read more
Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?
Probably not: Although Lidocaine is a vasodilator, there is no clinical evidence of any drug interactions or special precautions needed. However, if during the injection, some of the anesthetic were to be introduced directly into a blood vessel, the Epinephrine could cause a minor and short acting increase in heart rate. ...Read more
That's ok: Okay to do so but would make sure this is done under physician advice. ...Read more
Can you tell me how much time after ceasing dosage of isosorbide mononitrate does it take to clear your system?
Isosorbide mononitra: The half time is about 5hrs, it should be substantially gone at 24hrs. ...Read more
Does monoket or its genric isosorbide mononitrate come as extended release or just immediate release. What are the different strengths.
Monoket: Also known as imdur comes in 30 60 and 120 mg it is a once a day drug but some docs like myself will use it twice a day. ...Read more
Isosorbide mononitrate extended-release (imdur) vs quick acting release (by kremers). Which one can develop tolerance more. Which one prescribed often?
Different targets: Either can develop tolerance, long acting a little more likely b/c in system longer. But imdur usually for prolonged venous-dilitation / cardiac perfusion effects and immediate / short formulation more common w/cardiac symptoms. Ask you cardiologist or pharmacist for more specific information. ...Read more
Cardiologist wrote 10 mg. Pharmacy has only 20 mg. Can you split isosorbide mononitrate 20 mg (monoket brand name). Is this extended release? Thanks.
Yes: Yes you can split the tab.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long they last: The main difference is how long they last. Most dinitrate products are designed to be taken at least 2 x a day where as most of the mononitrate products once a day. They both are quite effective at controlling angina when appropriately prescribed. Some side effects thought a bit less with mono v. Di, but that varies a lot from person to person. ...Read more
Any withdrawal when try to stop using fast acting isosorbide mononitrate. How to wean off 2.5 mg that I have been taking@3 pm every day for 3 months.
Nitrate: Usually no withdrawal problem with nitrates.Get a more detailed answer ›
Isosorbide mononitrate is causing itching for my mother after having cardiac catheterization and prescribed to her, is it normall? If not alternatives?
I'm taking 45mg isosorbide mononitrate ER for coronary artery spasms 25mg metoprolol ER for high bp. Will I have to be on these the rest of my life?
Maybe (not). . .: You'll need to address this question w/your cardiologist & family doc. If you're overweight or obese, it's possible to come off blood pressure, cholesterol & diabetes medications by changing lifestyle, eating right, exercising regularly & losing weight. Just curious, but why didn't you mention Lisinopril in your question? Regardless, metoprolol & Isosorbide Mononitrate can help decrease spasm. ...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
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