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Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.

Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.

You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it , is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid and Claritin (loratadine) will not help, although you can take them with alcohol in reasonable doses. Also, there is an increased risk of esophageal cancer with alcohol intake in patients with the Asian flush, so you should avoid regular drinking. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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Is rapid heart beat, hyperventillation and headache be due to anxiety? Very anxious since few months.(19 yrs male)

Is rapid heart beat, hyperventillation and headache be due to anxiety? Very anxious since few months.(19 yrs male)

The symptoms you: Mention can be from anxiety, or they can be from other things such as thyroid, heart issues, etc. Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and you can go from there. Anxiety can bee treated by a mental health professional. The relaxation response book by cardiologist herbert benson may also be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im having headache and rapid heart beat for the last 3 days..what is it doctor? I didnt take any medication..

Im having headache and rapid heart beat for the last 3 days..what is it doctor? I didnt take any medication..

Can't diagnose: with available info. Are you well hydrated? Any upper respiratory symptoms? Medical eval would be your best source of info on this one. Take care. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have been experiencing a very rapid heart beat which i can feel in the back of my head and neck causing headache.?

For the past few days I have been experiencing a very rapid heart beat which i can feel in the back of my head and neck causing headache.?

Which Comes First?: If the fast heartbeat comes first, there's a decent likelihood you have a rhythm issue with your heart. It's unlikely to be dangerous, but a good electrophysiologist may be able to help. Still, heart rate rises with pain and if the headache comes first, you need to look to that primarily. There are devices called event monitors which may help. ...Read more

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I take hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for hbp and tylenol(dont know why). Why do I have headaches and rapid heart beat.

I take hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for hbp and tylenol(dont know why). Why do I have headaches and rapid heart beat.

Rapid heartbeat: Neither the tylenol (acetaminophen) (t) or hctz you take are known to cause rapid heartbeats (r). You need to see a doctor to find out why you have your r and why the headaches you have are not being helped with t. Good luck. ...Read more

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ER last nite. Given fluids & steroids for upper respiratory virus. Woke up w/ night sweats, severe headache & rapid heart beat. What do I do?!

ER last nite. Given fluids & steroids for upper respiratory virus. Woke up w/ night sweats, severe headache & rapid heart beat. What do I do?!

Time: Take a Tylenol, (acetaminophen) continue to hydrate and rest. This could be a combination of the steroids and possibly a fever as well. You are very early in your infectious process and this is likely the problem. It will just take some additional time. On the other hand, if this is a change from previous, follow up with your Doctor ASAP and if worsening that is causing you concern, go to the ER. I would say time ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more