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What is the definition or description of: Mepergan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mepergan allergy?

Rash, itching, worse: Mepergan AKA meperidine is a narcotic analgesic used in surgical sedation. Allergic reactions can be mild with rashes and itching. They can also be severe and life threatening with respiratory compromise, difficulty breathing, throat swelling, and anaphylactic shock (collapse of blood pressure). ...Read more

Mepergan Allergy (Definition)

Mepergan AKA meperidine is a narcotic analgesic used in surgical sedation. Allergic reactions can be mild with rashes and itching. They can also be severe and life threatening with respiratory compromise, difficulty breathing, throat swelling, and anaphylactic shock ...Read more


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Does mepergan make you really sleepy?

Does mepergan make you really sleepy?

Avoid chronic use: The demorol in mpergan can accumlate with fatal consequences if taken repeatedly over a perioid of time. Generally the toxiicity causes seizures and hyper-irritability but you should be aware. ...Read more

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What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

Depends: Mepergan i'd Meperidine and Promethazine and this different from Percocet which is Acetaminophen and oxycodone. From a potency point of view they are different and not interchangeable. ...Read more

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Does mepergan fortis work on chronic pain?

Does mepergan fortis work on chronic pain?

Yes but no: Both the Meperidine and Promethazine do help in pain. I would strongly caution that use should be short term. Long term use of meperidinel results in the buildup of toxic metobolites that cause seizures. ...Read more

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Can mepergan cause anxiety or behavioral changes?

Can mepergan cause anxiety or behavioral changes?

Unusual: Anxiety would be very unusual. Behavioral changes is such a broad term. One who is addicted or withdrawing from Mepergan could certainly have behavioural changes. ...Read more

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Would mepergan cause panic attacts?

Would mepergan cause panic attacts?

Possibly: Feeling anxious or agitated is one of the listed side effects for this medication. ...Read more

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Does mepergan make one sleepy?

Does mepergan make one sleepy?

Yes: Mepergan is a combination of phenergan (an antihistamine) and Meperidine (demorol). Either one can make you sleepy. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) should not be used for chronic pain on a regular basis because of the accumulation of harmful metabolites (products of breakdown in the body). ...Read more

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Can mepergan be taken a few hours after percocet?

Can mepergan be taken a few hours after percocet?

Why?: Mepergan probably shouldn't be used for chronic pain on a regular basis. It could be used intermittently, however, for severe breakthrough pain. You could probably take it a couple hours after percocet. It would have to be a appropriate dose, also, of course and there may be more appropriate medication for your situation. ...Read more

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Can mepergan be taken 3 hours after percocet, for pain?

Yes, but?: If can be taken like that. Why do you have 2 different medications? Are they from the same doctor? If you only get 3 hours relief from Percocet a higher dose or a susteined release medication may be a better option. ...Read more

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Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Mepergan fortis: Meperidine is a narcotic painkiller and promethazine is an anti-nausea medication. Mepergan fortis can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. It also has many drug interactions and can't be mixed with alcohol. This medication is very addictive and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. ...Read more

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Has anyone had problems on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Has anyone had problems on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Yes: This drug is rarely prescribed as it has multiple serious side effects. The worst are the strong euphoria is produces in susceptible people. In addition, in high enough doses, it causes seizures. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Mepergan (Definition)

Mepergan is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more