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Medicine For Pyrazinamide Allergy
Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin,INH,ethambutol& pyrazinamide contain steroids? Does this drugs affect fertility?
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
Contact pharmacist: To be absolutely certain, you can ask your pharmacist calculate your milligram per kilogram dose based on age and weight. ...Read more
Too much medicine: Yes, it's possible to take too much of any 'drug', including PZA or pyrazinamide. Hopefully not 'too much' was taken - but if it was, you need to get to an ER right away and let them know. They can contact Poison Control, and the right monitoring and protocols can be put in place to help you. I would worry a little bit about your liver, until I knew more about your case. Hope you can get help ASAP ...Read more
Some risk: Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin are usually used in combination to treat tuberculosis. While tuberculosis is uncommon in pregnancy, these drugs may be appropriate to use for a pregnant women with confirmed tuberculosis. Breast feeding should not be done while taking these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can TB be treat with rifampin (RIF), pyrazinamide (PZA), and ethambutol (EMB) only???Just stop INH due the high enzymes waiting for the next treat
Yes: Santa Clara TB control is very good and will advise you and your doctor of any further changes based on nature of the TB infection (lung vs other sites), duration of treatment so far, susceptibility of the TB isolates, and other factors. However, if lab abnormality is with liver enzymes, usually rifampin is held as well. ...Read more
Suffering frm neck TB lymphadenitis. Is rifampin 600mg, INH 300 mg, ethambutol 1100 mg & pyrazinamide 1600mg correct dosage for a 77 kg weight.
TB treatment: You are being treated with 4 medications which is good - since it doesn't allow the TB bacteria any good chance of 'escaping' from the treatment. Hopefully only 1 drug is really needed- but I expect you may find that out in the future. Your ethambutol dose and pyrazinamide doses could be a little bit higher, but I am not worried. INH & Rif are the main drugs for treating this & they r dosed well. ...Read more
I am starting to take Pyrazinamide, Rifampin and Ethambutol but also i have RA and i start to fell pain in my joints again is safe to take HYDROcodone?
It's not unsafe: but may or may not be the best answer. There are multiple medications, both new and old, to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and reduce the painful joints by actually reducing the arthritis itself. Hydrocodone or any other opioid will reduce pain somewhat, but carry risks of escalating doses, dependency and even eventually INCREASING the pain itself. It should be used short-term. See a rheumatologist ...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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer