Antihistamine abuse

Common Questions and Answers about Antihistamine abuse


Avatar m tn Oh, and it doesn't sound like abuse to me. There is a difference in addiction and physical dependence! You can't take meds that long and not be physically dependent upon them and that is simply part of managing conditions like this & good doctors understands that...but it doesn't mean you're an addict.
Avatar n tn DSM-IV does not classify medications. Coricidin is an antihistamine, not a mental health medication.
Avatar n tn Take Tussionex for chronic cough, 1 tsp. per day. I don't abuse it by taking more. But, if I don't take it every day I start to feel like I am getting the flu. Is that withdrawal, just the level in my blood is dropping off after 24 hours? Would appreciate anyone's input, especially if you have experience. Thanks and bless you all. One day at a time, because that's all we've got.
387294 tn?1207623785 The active ingredients in Tylenol PM are acetaminophen and diphenhydramine; the diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and can be purchased separately (and generically) as a sleep aid from Wal-mart or Walgreen’s very inexpensively; ask the pharmacist to find it for you in the OTC section. Best of luck to you as you finish up your treatment, and stop in and let us know how things went.
461838 tn?1255793816 The docs didn't freak out over it as they trust that I don't abuse them. Regarding the nasal alergies, which kick my butt from time to time, they told me to take Claritin.
Avatar n tn No, there is no type of antibiotic in it. It has narcotic in it (hydrocodone) and the antihistamine. You can google it for more info...but the info above is what I've read about it as well.
Avatar n tn Hello and welcome to MH. I am so sorry that you and your Husband are facing addiction. It is a hard road that he is on and a very hard one to get off of. My Son has simular issues and the struggles we face are like climbing a mountian. I'm not sure that you will get the help you need here in the pain forum. Your best bet is to visit the "Substance Abuse" forum. The members there are wonderful and compassionate and will help you in any way possible.
Avatar f tn on the addictions forum someone brought up the topic provigil for energy, i have been clean for a while now but i have hep so my energy level is very low, and i also have under active thyroid so my question is this, when i researced this new drug i found """PROVIGIL is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it has the potential to be abused or lead to dependence. Please use PROVIGIL only as directed and keep in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse.
Avatar n tn for how long can i still use this medicine? do not want to abuse it. how expensive are the allergie stop shots? what are the easiest and cheapest way out of it? thank you!
Avatar n tn You could try some steam inhalation, saline nasal drops and oral antihistamine medications for your symptoms. If your symptoms persist, it would be best to consult your doctor for a proper clinical examination. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
518031 tn?1295578974 This is day 5 for me being clean and obtaining sleep has also been an issue, as in my situation it's due to anxiety attacks waking me up every few hours. I found that Benadryl, an OTC antihistamine has the effect of making me feel very drowsy, especially if purchased in the sleep aid version (2xBenedryl).
Avatar f tn This is commonly found in nighttime pain relievers such as tylenol PM, as it causes drowsiness. In addition to its antihistamine effects, it is also used as a sleep aid. One of the symptoms of chronic alcohol abuse is insomnia, as heavy drinkers eventually reach a point where they no longer sleep properly, but pass out instead. This could be the purpose of using such a medication.
1460021 tn?1445739558 you're taking the Phenergan for the wrong reason. It's not for sinus or bug bites or allergies. Go buy an antihistamine and get rid of the Phenergan. Jay's right. This is addictive behaviour! Good luck and great job on those 20 days!!
222369 tn?1274478235 It's not addicting (it's an antihistamine not a benzo). It worked for me..made me drowsy, too. I had never heard of it until he prescribed it. It takes away those jitters. It also helped with sleep.
Avatar f tn Doctors and psychiatrists take note of that and will not prescribe certain classes of medications to people with a substance abuse history. As long as they are aware of his history with this issue they can monitor what he is prescribed and how he takes it. But those specific medications generally have very little if any potential for abuse.
198154 tn?1337790865 They are meant to be used for very specific forms of insomnia and for people without substance abuse issues. Take them at your own risk. So what are your options then, assuming that you are working closely with a doctor, ideally a psychiatrist, there are lots of ways you can go. Some require a prescription and some do not. I will list/describe them in no particular order and please, feel free to add your own: 1.Trazodone(Desyrel)-Traz is an old school antidepressant.
Avatar m tn I have never been the person that talks about his problems to family or friends so I guess this place is kinda like my therapist? Is this due to my abuse of an antihistamine and a Tetrahydrocannabinol? Is there any thing I can do to treat my depression like state? Do I have psychosis due to this abuse now, maybe I developed a bipolar syndrome?
Avatar f tn I am on medications for panic and anxiety attacks, I don't abuse them in any way shape or form. Right now I need some answers to the question above, I really don't want to go and face my family doctor again, I kicked it the first time and it was rough, but this time, well, I was taking a hell of a lot more, about double a day to what I was in the past.
718651 tn?1237046517 imodium is safe as well cos if u tired to abuse it ur bowels would turn to concrete...out of the mix phenergan can help tremendously without fear...1/4 of a tab can help anxiety during the day...a whole one will make u sleep..also helps the nausea and sniffles as in reality it is an antihistamine...have u tried it yet?
231441 tn?1333896366 Hydroxyzine (pronounced /haɪˈdrɒksɨziːn/) is a first-generation antihistamine, of the piperazine class that is an H1 receptor antagonist. It was synthesised in the early 1950s and the medicinal formulation of this drug was announced in the 04 August 1956 issue of Chemistry Week.
Avatar n tn Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene . Wear lose, comfortable clothes. Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin. For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g.
Avatar m tn Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine, similar to diphenhydramine (Benedryl), and is used to treat allergy. Because Tussionex contains hydrocodone, it is in the controlled substance class III due to its potential for abuse and drug dependency. I believe you have a very conscientious doctor who is concern about your wellness and health. She is cautioning your against taking Tussionex long term, and she has a good reason.
296076 tn?1371338074 But drugging children with over-the-counter or prescription medications can have unintended consequences, said the author of a research published Thursday, who likened the practice to child abuse. The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found an average 160 annual cases in which pharmaceutical drugs were maliciously used on children.
198154 tn?1337790865 This is an antihistamine which includes drowsiness as one of the side effects which makes it a great candidate for a sleep aid. It works wonders for many opiate addicts and I think this would be better to use than any benzos. Bone/Muscle Aches (with a little bit of advice for the mental part as well) Ibuprofen, Naproxen (Recommended dose/as needed) ABSOLUTELY NO OPIATES! The only way one can use opiates is if they are tapering.
Avatar n tn But some people (even without thyroid trouble) still find they are sensitive to the drug and get heart palps, increased energy or a buzz etc from using it. It is abuse and thefts of cold and flu preparations containing pseudoephidrine by such groups that is resulting on pseuodephidrine's regulation and restriction. Pseudoephidrine is in a lot of combination cold/flu preparations. It's often combined with antihistamines and analgesics.
685562 tn?1447158831 means that you can lower or raise your doses by a 1/2mg or so, depending how you feel. It's not an easy med to abuse because it simply will put you to sleep (No fun for anyone looking for a high on it). As far as the Doc, if it's as bad as you say every time you deal with yours, you need to find a good one, and really you don't have to go much further then a family doc. They're not psychiatrists, but try finding a Psych who will actually take much time to listen.
1200968 tn?1291694619 If you have the facultys not to abuse xanax, I'd consider getting it back...I'm tapering down from a 15 pill a day vicoden habit-I dont know what that relates to in tramadol mg's, BUT I'm takin 1.5 mg's of xanax at night and it's helping me curb opiate cravings and get much needed rest. It's tricky bussiness though, benzos. You gotta REALLY stick to your scrip-but if ya can, that stuff does help, at least for me.
Avatar n tn Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene . Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin. For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g.
Avatar f tn I know there are posts on diphenhydramine abuse on here already, however the ones that I've found are a few years old. I am wondering if anything new has come up on diphenhydramine abuse. There is still limited information online about it. Reading other people's articles has shocked me because my reaction to diphenhydramine is quite different. I'm a heavy user, usually about 20 a day, ten at a time. What makes me feel different is my lack of negative side effects on it.