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Is there a side-effect in taking anti-allergy medicine for a long time, like 6 months?

Is there a side-effect in taking anti-allergy medicine for a long time, like 6 months?

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

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


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What is the best long term chronic allergy medicine to use if I am allergic to my dog?

What is the best long term chronic allergy medicine to use if I am allergic to my dog?

OTC antihistamines: The best treatment is to be dog free. However, otc antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays can be helpful. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective long term allergy medicine to use if I am allergic to my dog?

What would be a highly effective long term allergy medicine to use if I am allergic to my dog?

Dog allergy: 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

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Are there any long term effects from taking OTC allergy medicine on a regular basis?

Are there any long term effects from taking OTC allergy medicine on a regular basis?

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

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My penis not stand due to take anti allergy medicine what can I do?? I m tens

My penis not stand due to take anti allergy medicine what can I do?? I m tens

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

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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?

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

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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?

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.

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.

Allergy: Post nasal drip from nasal allergies can give you a sore throat. An allergy pill can partially control the symptoms, you may also need a nasal help to help. See your doctor or an allergist about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How long before allergy medicine works?

Varies: Depending upon the medication used, the time until the onset of effect will vary. Generally antihitamines work relatively quickly and inhaled steroids may take a week or so to have ful effect. ...Read more

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Please tell me what anti-allergy medicine do you recommend?

Please tell me what anti-allergy medicine do you recommend?

Allergy meds: A bunch are available over the counter, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are all well tolerated, but you did not describe your symptoms, so not sure if they wil work for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Montelukast (Definition)

Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600014.html. ...Read more