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What is the definition or description of: Plendil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plendil allergy?

Plendil allergy: Plendil (Felodipine) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/plendil-drug. Htm ...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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Sideeffects of 6 yrs use of plendil (felodipine) for hypertension

Sideeffects of 6 yrs use of plendil (felodipine) for hypertension

Safe drug: There are no more side-effects after 6 years than there were after the first 2 weeks. The drug is excellent and safe for long term use. ...Read more

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What are the typical uses for plendil (felodipine)?

High blood pressure.: Plendil (felodipine) is the brand name for Felodipine which is a calcium channel blocker used for the treatment of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I take aldazide more than once daily even if am taking already plendil and Diovan (valsartan) everyday?

Can I take aldazide more than once daily even if am taking already plendil and Diovan (valsartan) everyday?

It is not advisable: You are taking two pottasium sparing drugs, that is Diovan (valsartan) and aldazide and it can cause hyperkalemia which is elevated level of pottasium
discuss with your doctor and if he feels you can take it twice you will have to measure your pottasium level frequently, but do not do it own your own
but theere are other choices if your BP is not controlled
discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take plendil (felodipine) and eat grapefruit?

Not recommended: Grapefruit contains a chemical that inhibits the usual metabolism of Plendil (felodipine) making it accumulate and become toxic. ...Read more

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Does any one know if they stopped manufacturing plendil (felodipine)?

See below: Plendil is now available in generic form as felodipine. Same drug; cheaper price. ...Read more

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Can you take high blood pressure pill called plendil (felodipine) and eat grape fruit for a fruit?

Cytochrome P450: Oral administration is more likely to have cytochrome p450 interaction in the gut and in the liver. The grapefruit juice taken at the same time as Plendil (felodipine) inhibits gut wall cyp3a4, increasing Plendil (felodipine) absorption across the gut wall and therefore bioavailability.
Not recommended. ...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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Plendil Allergy (Definition)

Plendil (Felodipine) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: ...Read more


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Felodipine (Definition)

Felodipine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more