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Propafenone Allergy In Children
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
Category C: As with most prescription drugs, there are no controlled studies in pregnancy to assign this as a safe medication for use in pregnancy and lactation. There are reports of its safe use in the third trimester. Category c by the fda means that the use of this drug may be used if the benefits outweigh the risk of use in pregnancy. There are two worse categories which are d and x. Those are a no no. ...Read more
Got up to go to the bathroom last night, was sitting and the room start to spin around for about 5 seconds, should I be concerne I had taken 10mg cestor and 225mg of propafenone, I take the cestor 1 tme a day and the propafenone 3 times a day and 1 time a
Expiration date: Rhythmol is a very specialized medicine with potentially significant rhythm side effects. Check the expiration date & make sure you are being followed closely by your cardiologist. ...Read more
Well sealed: Most medicines are good for a year if kept fresh in a tightly sealed container. ...Read more
Yes: Side effects attributed to Propafenone include hypersensitivity reactions, lupus-like syndrome, agranulocytosis, CNS disturbances such as dizziness, lightheadedness, gastrointestinal upset, a metallic taste and bronchospasm. About 20% of patients discontinued the drug due to side effects. ...Read more
Whice one better to deal with PSVT? Propafenone or flecanidine? Whether they lead to hypotension like Bisoprolol?
PROBABLY NOT: Polysorbate 80 is ubiquitous in the food/drug industry. It is used as an emulsifier in ice cream. Here, polysorbate makes the ice cream smoother and easier to handle, as well as increasing its resistance to melting. In general, polysorbate 80 is safe and well-tolerated, although a small number of people may be sensitive to this substance and it may be harmful to people with crohn's disease. ...Read more
I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! Currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?
Symptoms: Discuss the symptoms with your Doctor. Those symptoms can be associated with almost any medication and so it's hard to be sure whether they are likely to be related to your meds. Your Doc is in the best position to judge your situation. ...Read more
I have Afib that is no longer controlled by my Propafenone & Diltiazem. Dr removed Propafenone, added Amiodarone. Should I worry about side effects?
Can propafenone be used in young patients to suppress disturbing pvcs when metoprolol and verapamil don't work as expected?
Can be used carefull:
Can be used carefully under the supervison
of an internist or cardiologist! ...Read more
What do you suggest if I put on rythmol (propafenone) to convert back to nsr. Echo showed no problems, any idea how long to get out of a fib?
Atrial fibrillation: Rhythmol is a drug that can be used to prevent or convert atrial fibrillation. There is no good way to predict if it will convert the rhythm and/or predict how long it will take. In general, however, if its going to work at the dose being given, it will generally take less than a day to convert. ...Read more
Can panic/anxiety attacks occur without heart rate change? I've been diagnosed with pvc's and taking propafenone 300mg daily.
YES: Panic attacks and anxiety attacks can take several forms when it comes to physical presentation. People who are takig medications like propafenon or Propranolol or other cardiac rhythm meds can certainly have a full blown panic attack without the dramatic tachycardia that sometimes accompanies it. If you are still having attacks, check with your dr. And see if it can be further controled. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had a fib and was cardioverted and on rythmol (propafenone). family doctor gave me azithromycin. Is it ok to take together?
Good question!: Thank you for being alert and asking this question! You should NOT take these 2 drugs together because of the risk of QT prolongation which can lead to Torsades de pointes tachycardia, a dangerous rhythm disturbance. Call your doctor and ask to be switched to a different antibiotic. Do not take the Azithromycin. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more
Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?
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