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Medicine For Propantheline Bromide Allergy
Hyperhidrosis: Other systemic medications, such as sedatives and tranquilizers, indomethacin, and calcium channel blockers, may be beneficial in the treatment of excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Drysol (20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate in absolute anhydrous ethyl alcohol) is more commonly used as the first-line topical agent. Other treatment options include iontophoresis and Botox injextions. ...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
What's UR indication: Propantheline bromide is an antimuscarinic agent used for the treatment of excessive sweating, cramps or spasms of the stomach, intestines, or bladder, and involuntary urination. It can also be used to control the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome as well as other functional conditions. What's your indication for its use so we can better advise you. ...Read more
More side effects.: I have not used Probanthine for decades but have never heard of a true case of allergy (some may have a skin rash). The problem is more likely a dose-dependent side effects such as dry mouth constipation fast heart beats etc- the expected anticholinergic effects. Intolerance such as nausea, GI upset can occur with any drug. ...Read more
Have an allergy most of the time in Florida. Am otherwise healthy. Is HTN a very common side effect of ipratropium bromide nasal solution or not?
Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more
Variety: Of pain medications are available for acute or chronic condition. Just a few examples, NSAID, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, opioids, etc. Topiramate for example is a prophylactic headache medication. Always talk with your physician to make sure you can use certain medication safely, particularly if you have GI problems. Take care. ...Read more
No: Propanetheline is an anticholinergic medication often used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. It is not designed to make other anticholinergics stronger and should not be taken in addition to another anticholinergic medication. This would be a duplication of therapy and could cause an increase in side effects such as urinary retention, constipation, and increased heart rate. ...Read more
Anticholinergic: Propantheline is an anticholinergic medication, it relaxes the smooth muscle in the GI tract and decreases acid secretion. It's main use is in the treatment of ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, but is also sometimes used to control bedwetting and excessive sweating in adults. ...Read more
Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more
Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more
Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more
Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more
Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more
You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more
Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more
Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step. Oral antihistamines will help, but I usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...Read more
You can try over the counter non sedating antihistamines like claritidin or Zyrtec
And if the nasal congestion is too bad you can also use a steroid nasal spray like Flonase available over the counter or Nasonex (mometasone) by prescription
if these do not help consult an allergist ...Read more
Are there any medicines I can take that can temporarily stop my allergies to cats? Anything that works well?
Depends on symptoms: If you have primarily symptoms of nasal congestion, nasal steroids or nasal antihistamines applied topically gives good relief. If your symptoms include itchiness, etc, antihistamine as a pill is helpful. If our symptoms are primarily with eye irritation, eye drop antihistamines are excellent. ...Read more
Dust mite cover: Using dust mite cover or encasing for your mattress and pillows, wash the linen with hot water every week would kill the mites and decrease the amount of dust mite allergy. If OTC medications do not control your symptoms, you should see an allergist. There are several treatment options for dust mite allergy. ...Read more