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Suffering from allergic coughing, sneezing. Prescribed medication had side effects, not effective. What to do?

I am suffering from allergic coughing and sneezing . My doctor prescribed me Clamist and sensival. But these medicines didn t suit me and I had side effects like convulsions and fainting . When I consulted the doctor he advised to discontinue them for some days and then again start taking them, but I m scared to continue them again. Even the drugs prescribed were not effective against sneezing. What should I do?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your words suggest you are having allergic rhinitis.
Use Azelastine+fluticasone nasal spray twice daily along with montelukast+levocetrizine tablet once daily.
It will relieve your symptoms.
Allergic rhinitis is often associated with asthma. Do you have respiratory distress and wheezing too ? Visit a pulmonologist and get a PFT done.

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Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Sujoy Khan's  Response
Clamist is clemastine, a first generation antihistamine with high sedative side effects and hence probably the 'fainting' episode that you described.
Sensival is nortryptyline HCl, a second generation tricyclic antidepressant (Source: Drugsupdate) and not recommended for allergies.
I would not consider either drug for your sneezing and would prescribe either cetirizine 10mg (upto 10% of patients have sedation as a side effect, though usually non-sedating) OR the non-sedating fexofenadine 180mg once a day.
If rhinitis continues to persist, an addition of nasonex nasal spray is recommended.
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sagar Mhatre's  Response
hello,,,its viral condition and its self limiting, if you are sensitive with supportive medication , try for home remedies, WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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