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Montek Lc Anti Allergy Medicine What Are The Side Effect On Long Term Use
Dependence: The biggest problem with taking phenobarbital for decades is that you develop dependence and would need to be tapered off of it. It is a barbiturate used as a sedative but in the past was commonly used to treat seizures. I have had patients that have been on this for decades with controlled seizures with no long term side effects. If someone has been on it, it may be safer to keep them on it. ...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
No but why: Rather than commit to taking medications regularly, see an allergist to identify why you need to take medications long term. Avoidance measures can be useful if the trigger is known. Nasal steroid sprays are more effective than antihistamines and allergy injections can control symptoms long term even after the injections are discontinued and allow less medication use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breakdown in body: Prednisone as much as it is a disease modifying and often life saving medication long term use causes: cataracts, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer disease, thining of the skin with easy bruising, atherosclerosis or clogging of arteries, high cholesterol, redistribution of fat in the body to midline upper body , face looks round(cushingoid). Adrenal gland can fail. ...Read more
Is there any natural treatment for allergic rhinitis? Does levocetrizine tab taken twice a week have long term side effects
Allergies: The most natural way to treat allergies long term is by desensitization with allergen immunotherapy that does not involve any medication and produces long term control of allergies. Consult a board certified allergist about it. Also, levocetirizine is safe to be taken long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uh, which steroids?: See, there are many types of steroids. Corticosteroids are useful to calm inflammation. Mineralocorticoids are necessary for salt & mineral balance. Anabolic steroids are useful if you're deficient but if not supervised, can increase risk of heart disease, stroke, baldness, prostate enlargement, moobs (gynecomastia), loss of libido(!), etc. That's why regular testing is necessary to keep you optim. ...Read more
Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?
Please specify med: Please specify the medication that you have in mind. The question right now is too broad. If you could get the name of the medication then we would be able to answer this question more efficiently for you. Please resubmit the question when you have the name of it. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because i have allergy for life long?
Nosebleeds: are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise. ...Read more
None: Thyroxin is a replacement of the thyroid hormone that your body is not able to make. If you get your levels checked and they are in the normal range there is no long term side effects. Your thyroid controls you body's metabolism and you need to take your thyroid medicine the rest of your life. ...Read more
Nosebleeds: The major side-effect of corticosteroid nasa sprays is nose bleed from directing the spray towards the nasal septum of pushing plastic tip into the nose. Minor effects on children's linear growth & adult bone density have been reported but are rarely clinically noticeable. These sprays may even be used in patients with glaucoma if eye pressures are carefully followed & dose adjustments made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and is it safe to use for 6 months or more?
Safe to use : Advair contains fluticasone, a steroid, and salmeterol, a long acting bronchodialtor. Any inhaled steroid can cause thrush so be sure to rinse your mouth well after use. I've also seen hoarseness with advair, especially if one does not inhale forcefully. Salmeterol can cause leg cramps at night. Regular use of advair is much safer than the alternative of episodic use of oral steroids. ...Read more
What is canasa suppositories mainly used for. Please elaborate on its effectiveness and any known or cpmmon side effects.
Canasa: This medication is used to treat ulcerative colitis. Most of the time, the oral agents are effective to treat this disease. We do use this agent by itself for the inflammation in the left side of the colon. We also use this agent rectally in complement to the oral agent for additive effect in treating the colitis. Side effects: headache, diarrhea, fatigue, hair loss, abdominal pain, flatulence. ...Read more
Yes, there can be: Seroxat (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant. Though not happening with everyone, side effects can include nausea, somnolence, dry mouth, sweating, constipation, and dizziness. Like other ssri's, it can also lead to sexual side effects such as delayed orgasm and changes in libido. ...Read more
What are the long term side effects of legionnaires disease? I heard that asthma is one side effect.
Death: Legionnaire's disease is a severe bacterial pneumonia. There are effective antibiotics but the death rate for persons over age 50 hospitalized with this form of pneumonia is reported to lie between 5-30%. Kidney injury has been reported after legionnaire's disease but I have not seen any patients who developed asthma after having this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?
Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more
Is the combination of fluticasone furoate and evocetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg effective for allergy ? What are their side effects when combined?
Yes, effective: Fluticasone (flonase) is a nasal steroid spray and levocetirizine (xyzal) is a new generation antihistamine. They are excellent medications for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. There is no new side effects when these are combined. Each can have the potential for mild side effects alone-nose bleeds. In general they are well tolerated. ...Read more
Use travatan z for glaucoma w/minimal side effects. If a 2nd class of drug is added will there be bothersome side effects?
Generally no!: Each class of medication has its own side effects. These drops generally do not amplify each other's side effect! however... More drops means more preservatives which my cause irritation. ...Read more
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