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Montek Lc Anti Allergy Medicine What Are The Side Effect On Long Term Use
Generally not: Many people take allergy mede for yrs and yrs. It only treats te symptoms and does nothing to address underlying causes of allergies. Nutrition is important. Supporting immune system is important. Allergy shots or sublingual drop therapy would be a better long term solution. ...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
OTC antihistamines: The best treatment is to be dog free. However, otc antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays can be helpful. ...Read more
The treatment of pet dander allergy includes: 1. Avoidance--keep dog out of bedroom and preferably out of house; wash dog at least weekly, use hepa air cleaners in house.
2. Medication: daily use of an antihistamine (zyrtec, claritin, allegra, clarinex, xyzal) may decrease some symptoms. Topical nasal steroids are most effective (qnasl, flonase, etc).
3. Allergy injections: best longterm option. ...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 more
Here are some. ..: If indeed as suspected, stop the offending anti-allergy drug and try other currently available alternatives such as allergy shots after testing or other drugs. So, ask and discuss with Doc. Besides, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and improving living environment are as important as drugs. ...Read more
I have a deviated septum and allergy/sinus. I m taking Montek LC tablets for a long time now. I m getting inadequate sleep. Is this a side effect?
Rx side effects: I assume you are taking montelukast? There are many reported potential neuropsychiatric events associated with that drug, although clinically these seem to be very rare. On the list of potential side effects, is insomnia and agitation. There are many other treatments for allergies available, so see an MD or an otolaryngologist to assess your allergy Rx and maybe surgery for the deviated septum. ...Read more
Mild rash is listed as side effect in benzonanate. I had very mild rash, but how to know if this IS side effect or allergy to the drug?
No test avail: Can't diagnose specifically in this forum, but, in general, I've prescribed benzonatate since it came out and haven't seen anyone experience rash from it. Must be pretty rare. Does cause numbness if held in mouth too long (topical anesthetic). Hope that helps. Bug the one who prescribed it for you. Pharmacist who filled it also a good resource, especially if at an independent pharmacy (my choice!) ...Read more
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Sides of throat hurts. Not the same side always it switches sides. Could sinus cause this. I take allergy medicine but does not seem to be helping.
30-60min: Oral antihistamines take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks, antihistamine nasal sprays take 20 minutes, and other medications can take longer. If your symptoms are bad, you may not notice a significant effect right away from the medications. ...Read more
My 1 year old daughter nose is stuffy from seasonal allergies how long should I give her, her allergy medicine before her nose is not stuffy?
Allergy: The grass and tree allergies usually end about the middle of june. I would continue the allergy medicine until then. ...Read more
Nose bleed and went in my mouth 2nd time.1st time was a side effect of the medicine I used to take. Should see a doctor? I do have spring allergies.
Yes: See your doctor about your nosebleeds and allergies. They can help you. ...Read more
Started xyzal (levocetirizine) for chronic hives, drug allergies. Have the side effect of sore throat from it. Is this likely to resolve?
Xyzal (levocetirizine): One of many side-effects to levocetrizine, resolves with time. If persists, consult the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
After taking loratadine and application of dermersone cream for mild eczema, red itchy spots appeared on my arms, legs, shoulders and back. After scratching, some of the spots burst and pus leaked out. Is this a side effect of the medicine or drug allergy
Possible infection: This sound more like a secondary infection of your eczema rather than a side effect of the medication. See your doctor. ...Read more
Should I take montek LC or Desloratadine in terms of effectiveness and less sideeffects for long term use. I have allergy for past several years?
What kind of allergy: Do you have? Is it respiratory tract allergy? Upper or lower? Is it truly an allergy problem or something else? Lot of questions as you see, and no simple answer. Montek LC is a combination medicine (montelukast and levocetirizine) an anti inflammatory and antihistaminic 2nd generation, desloratadine is like levocetirizine; u can take either for long term, but better C an Allergist / ENT, goodluck ...Read more
I love cats and really want to adopt one but I'm allergic. Is there a good allergy medicine I can take so I can get one?
Allergy shots: Allergy medications will not take you a long way if you want to live with a cat. I suggest you see an allergist, get tested then get allergy shots for cats before you get one. ...Read more
My daughter has a cough due to allergies, can she take cough and allergy medicine at the same time?
Hard to say: You have not listed the age of the child and the meds involved, it matters. Some allergy meds will thicken secretions and make the mucous harder for a kid to couch out. We generally don't recommend many of these for kids under 6, more because they don't do much and some kids self medicate and end up in the ER with overdose symptoms. The more info you supply, the better info we can provide. ...Read more
What is the best allergy medicine for people with high BP? I need the help but don't want my numbers going up And what is best nasalspray also? Serious
Nasal steroid: Since antihistamine alone does not decongest the nose, a decongestant is often combined with it to provide this effect. Unfortunately decongestant usually raises your blood pressure, heart rate not to mention causing insomnia. A nasal steroid would be your best bet and they all work about the same and will take several days before you get the optimal results. ...Read more
Not sure: Not sure what this is asking but any medication should be purchased by an adult and the directions on the label should be followed. ...Read more
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Yes: It is best to check with your child's doctor and your doctor as to what is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read more
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