Common Questions and Answers about Allegra vs generic
I was prescribed xyzal in Aug, but I've been taking it on and off with allegra. I think xyzal and allegra have about the same effect on my hives. I've had chronic hives on and off since 1991. I've had allergy tests done but the tests were inconclusive since I was allergic to almost everything they gave me. I'm afraid to go back for the blood tests because they'll probably just tell me that it was inconclusive too.
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have what they told me is a pregnancy rash,(on legs and arms and back) they gave me triamcinolone acetonide cream to use, does help with the itch, when i went back (week later) they gave me allegra, but told me to check with OBGYN first to make sure i can take it. He didnt say take it and he didnt say not too. He explain that it was a type or category C drug and then explain what that was. I dont know if i should or shouldn't take it? How does allegra affect my baby?
This happened last spring for the first time and both of my eyes swelled shut and then had green pus coming out of them. I went to the regular Dr., was put on Allegra and an antibiotic for the infection, given an injection of some sort...can't remember the name of that and sent home. My eyes got worse! I went to the eye Dr., he gave me some drops called Alaris, which are used for Glaucoma but could be used to help reduce the inflammation in my eyes and it worked beautifully.
Many such as Allegra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are over the counter and also generic. They are pretty cheap to use. Costco has generic Claritin for less then $15 for around 300 pills.
I find that Benadryl creme or gel is very helpful on the hives directly. If you put Benadryl on the skin don't use it orally at the same time. This also comes in generic.
Maybe you would consider NAET which is an allergy elimination acupuncture?
I was glad to hear of the possible connection to VS bras. I have stopped wearing the VS bras, so time will tell. Perhaps now there will be relief to the possible cause of this irritating problem. Thanks to the media and others for making this problem public.
After many tubes of Benedryl and Lotrimin, I still want to just claw and scratch until the itching stops. I am saving the 10 VS bras that I have if anyone wants to test them. I am really mad a VS.....they not only affected my breast health....they are responsible for the fact that I can not even let my husband touch my breast because I am afraid they will start itching again. I would like to know if I should do something other than buying new bras.
For instance, red wine will precipitate migraines in many people, and chocolate, nuts, hot dogs and Chinese food triggers headaches in certain cases. I generally don’t advise omitting all of these foods, unless you notice a pattern where these foods are causing headaches.
8. If I give you a prophylactic medication for headaches, you should take it daily, as prescribed. If you have trouble tolerating it, please let me know and we can consider using something else.
The only thing that completely stops an angioedema attack for me is a shot with an epipen. Benedryl doesn't touch it, Allegra slows it down and Zyrtec had been preventing it until I came down with the flu last week and my resistance to such things was lowered. My upper lip is swollen today; I've taken a megadose of Allegra (360 mg) which may have slowed down the swelling (hard to know for sure).
I was on that for seven years and finally got a sensitivity to it and it was no longer effective. With autoimmune urticaria vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria (which they said was what i had for eight of the ten years) I couldn't use antihistimines at all with effect, doxepin was the only one!
Plaquenil is our next option. However using synthroid (synthetic thyroid) daily has done more for my hives than anything used thus far.
Hives are generally caused by something you are eating. You can see an allergist to get tested, or you can remove one food or food group out of the diet for at least 2 weeks and see if that helps get rid of the hives. A food group in this instance means "wheat", "rice" or "oats" products. Products with "splenda", "aspartame", or any other sugar substitutes. Products with common additives, etc. I am not refering to the food pyramids.
Initially, most anti-histamines were not effective at treating it but in later years I found Fexofenadine hydrochloride 180 mg (Allegra/Telfast) prevents attacks.
There is plenty of good literature available online on Cholinergic Allergies (try searching in www.scholar.google.com). Basically, the average time you will suffer is 7 years, although people can suffer on and off for 30 years. I am sorry to tell you this but apparently there is NOTHING you can do to get rid of it.
I have been having PAC's since 12/01. They began while I was taking Allegra-D, but did not stop when the medication was stopped after only about 8 pills. I have seen my PCP and a Cardiologist who did blood tests for anemia,electrolytes and thyroid - all were normal. A 24 hr. Holter monitor and an echocardiogram documented the PAC's at 1100+ per 24 hrs, plus a few PVC's, but showed no other abnormality. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, and have cut out caffeine with no effect.
is a major contributor to this condition.
5. Abstaining from sexual activity generally improves my symptoms. I had to g around and around with this one because there was some conflicting data. Getting a full erection seems to help...especially when it has lots of time to get to that full size, like at night. However, I have also noted with regularity that ejaculation can cause an immediate onset of the firm and flaccid condition, even when it wasn't present prior to the event.
prescribes a cortezone cream and put me on allegra 180 for the remainder of my TX. The hives went away but the riba rash continued until I finished. My rash was the bumps that eventually turned to dragon scales.
Have you noticed that you're a little different in general as well?
And I totally agree that someone could make a good research paper about this. I would love to be tested for the allergy, but I have a little baby at home and not much time to go pursue that.
I think I'm just doomed to be miserable. My body reacts to antidepressants the same way it does to caffeine pretty much, so I can't even take those to even out my mood :( I'm taking them to feel less anxious, not more.
Allegra, generic Fexofenadine.
I have extreme itching that I would actually bruise where I itched and make myself bleed, I even have scars from it.
Don't know what I'm allergic to but my MD prescribed Fexofenadine and honest to God in under 1 hour after taking the first pill I quit itching. So now I take 1 tab every 24 hours.
It won't cure it but maybe it will help you to live w/ it.
the mri scan looks at the brain in detail, csf,sulcus, deviation any masses,changes,edema,fluid, old vs new cva, its amazingly detailed. if you had a mass,bleed, a developing aneurysm it would have picked it up. so iwouldnt worry about that.
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