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Should I Take Antivert For Vertigo
Dizziness: If your dizziness did not respond to antivert, (meclizine) see your doctor or consult a neurologist or ear, nose and throat specialist. Basically you need to learn what is the cause of your dizziness before you can figure out how to treat it. See also: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.Htm. ...Read more
I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can i take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?
Dizziness: Vertigo or spinning sensation cod be sur to multiple conditions like benign paroxysmal vertigo attributed by displacement of the calcium crystals in the vestibular organ in the ear. This responds to excercises to reposition the crystals in place. Ménière's disease causes vertigo as well and responds sometimes to low salt diet. Meclizine ameliorate symptoms at times, but slows down the recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if symptomatic: The best thing for you to do is modify your diet to prevent attacks. Meniere's disease is a problem of inner ear plumbing where too much of one type of fluid flows into the inner ear causing swelling and pressure. This fluid flow is very dependent on salt and fat. You need to stay away from salt in your diet, avoid all processed foods. Also no caffeine, alcohol or fat. Especially no smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I been having vertigo attacks can i take allergra still take meclizine if i have vertigo? how many hours should be the gap? before taking each one.
Unknown info. Both: are antihistamines, though promoted for dizziness symptoms. Since out of patent: Study: http://www.drugs.com/pro/meclizine.html, http://www.rxlist.com/antivert-drug.htm, http://www.drugs.com/pro/allegra.html, http://www.rxlist.com/allegra-drug.htm or search http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm. In my experience, poorly/non-effective for over 80% of people. No group research data combining exists. ...Read more
Acetaminophen best: Any NSAID like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen has the potential to cause or exacerbate tinnitus but not typically in the standard doses. If you need something stronger, then see a doctor to discuss the multitude of other analgesics that can be prescribed for headache, as well as better diagnosing and fully treating the problem. ...Read more
Maybe not Tylenol (acetaminophen): As both tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen and valproic acid are metabolized by the liver, it may be a good idea to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking valproic acid. A better choice may be an nsaid, like Ibuprofen or even Aspirin as they are metablized by the kidneys and not the liver. Good question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporary fix: Other things to try as well.Get a more detailed answer ›
OTC meds to start: Nausea is a non specific symptom and it can occasionally be associate with serious conditions such as brain cancer. Most commonly however, it is self limiting and has no adverse outcomes. Antacids and other the counter drugs such as zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid or Omeprazole may be all that you need. If nausea persists, you should see your doctor to make sure it is not serious. ...Read more
Going on a long flight next week, have a prescription for 1mg klonopin that I take as needed for anxiety. Can I take it with Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for the flight?
Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Correct diagnosis: Labyrinthitis is strictly speaking, an inflammation of the inner ear (hearing and balance). The term is loosed very loosely by a general physician. If you truly have spinning (vertigo), see an ENT doctor. The diagnosis may vary from positional vertigo, to meniere's disease, to even an acoustic tumor. You need an audiogram and balance function testing to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I take 40mg fluoxetine for panic attacks. Can I take phenergan (promethazine) or is there an interaction?
Yes, but....: If you do take Phenergan (promethazine) while on Fluoxetine, it is possible that you can experience excess sedation. You did not list any other medications that you are currently taking. Depending on what else you are on, these interactions can potentially be magnified. Please make sure you keep your doctor informed of all the medications you are taking. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Check with OB/GYN: Make sure someone looks at the ear and decides whether you have an infection or not. "earache" and ear pain may not always be from an infection. Sometimes acid reflux causes ears to hurt and reflux is common in pregnancy. So the answer is, "it depends on what is causing your earache.". ...Read more
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