just was told to take allegra

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ameyers6
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   Posted 12/8/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
DR told me to take coricidin to dry up fluid in my ears but pharmacist said to take allegra instead
what do you all think

Red_34
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   Posted 12/8/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, they are both antihistamines except Coricidin has acetaminophen as well as chlorpheniramine. While Allegra has fexofenadine with no acetaminophen. So it depends on which one you want to use and which one works better. If the Coricidin doesn't seem to be working well enough, try Allegra, if Allegra doesn't work that well, try Zyrtec. It's about trial and error.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

ameyers6
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   Posted 12/8/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
so which is better the coricidin or the allegra would you say

Red_34
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   Posted 12/8/2011 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't really know nor could I tell you. They are both good medicines and basically they are the same thing but with different compounds. You will just have to try and see which one works better for you.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

Bacon Girl
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   Posted 12/8/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
i was on allegra for about 8 years. it really helped my allergies- mostly my animal ones. i noticed that just taking a vitamin c tablet twice a day helped me MORE though. once in the morning and once at night.
Joanna
Age:22
severe pancolitis
previous medications:sulfa/mesal/cortico enemas, lialda, prednisone
medications: 50 mg 6mp and remicade.
healthy stuff: 2 packets of VSL#3, 4000 iu Vit D, Adrenal Support, Chorella/Turmeric, 3mg Melatonin

remicade infusion aug 29, 2011, sept 12, 2011, and is oct 10, 2011. next one is nov 30.

my goal is to get off 6mp and remicade asap.

kelsrox
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   Posted 12/8/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Did the doc tell you to take Coricidin because you have high blood pressure?
Kelsey; 25 years old suffering from a slew: depression, anxiety, IBS, etc.

ameyers6
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   Posted 12/8/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
yes i do have high blood pressure
pharmiscist said the allegra would be fine is that false

ameyers6
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   Posted 12/9/2011 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
any clue if you can take allegra 24 with high blood pressure

Red_34
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   Posted 12/9/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
If the pharmacist said it would be fine, than it probably will be fine.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

ameyers6
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   Posted 12/9/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
k jjust making sure only thing that raised my pressue in the past was sudefed
but my blood pressure is controled now with atentol and benicat
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