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Important information regarding allergy skin testing:

 

Antihistamines block production of the histamine response. These prevent symptoms of allergy and will hinder the reaction to the allergens you are being tested for. If you are taking a prescription antihistamine, you should stop taking it a week prior to your initial office visit.

 

To be tested on the day of your initial office visit, you need to be off of antihistamines for a week prior to skin testing.

 

If you cannot stop them without having severe allergic symptoms, DO NOT discontinue use until after you have consulted with your doctor.

 

The following is a list of the most common antihistamines:  

 

Actifed

Aerokids

AH-Chew

Alavert

Aldex

Allegra

Allegra D

Atarax

Atrohist

Benadryl

Bromphed

Bromphed PD

Brompheniramine

Brovex

Cetirizine

Chlorpheniramine

Chlortrimeton

Clarinex

Clarinex D

Claritin

Claritin D

Clemastine

Cyrproheptadine

Deconamine

Dexodryl

Dimetane

Dimetapp

Diphenhydramine

Doxylamine

Drixoral

Duradryl

 

Duratan

Extendryl

Fexofenadine

Histex

Histussin

Hydroxyzine

Kronofed-A

Kronofed-A Jr

Loratadine

Naldecon

Nalex

Novahistine

Nyquil

Omnihist

Pediox

Periactin

Pheniramine

Pyrilamine

Pyrlex

Pyrlex CB

Rescon

Rondec

Ru-Tuss

Rynatan

Semprex

Sudal

Tavist

Triaminic

Tussi-12

Tussionex

Tylenol Allergy 


 

Tylenol Cold

Tylenol Children’s Cough and Runny Nose/Cold/Plus Flu

Vistaril

Xyzal

Zyrtec

Zyrtec D

*Over the counter:

Brompheniramine

Cetirizine

Chlorpheniramine

Diphenhydramine

Loratadine

Pheniramine

Pyrilamine

Nasal Sprays
Astelin, Astepro, Patanase

Anti-Nausea Medications
Compazine, Phenergan, Tigan

Anti-Depressants (only discontinue after consulting the prescribing physician)
Amitripyline, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Doxepin, Elavil, Imipramine, Norpramin, Pamelor, Sinequan, Tofranil

Reflux Medications
Axid, Cimetadine, Famotadine, Nizatadine, Pepcid, Ranitidine, Tagamet, Zantac

Eyedrops
Alocril, Elestat, Livostin, Naphcon-A (Naphcon is ok), Opcon-A, Optichrome, Optivar, Pataday, Patanol, Zaditor

Sleep Aids
Tylenol PM, Theraflu Nighttime, Unisom

If you’re unsure about a specific medication which you are taking, please call us and we will gladly assist you.


Drugs you may continue taking prior to skin testing:

 

Decongestants

Drugs used to reduce the swelling and congestion of mucus producing tissues. These do not interfere with allergy testing and may be continued. These are found in “sinus” medications. The generic names are: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylephrine tannate.

 

Inhaled or Intranasal Corticosteroids

You may continue taking these medications. They are used to reduce inflammation in the tissues.

Examples are:

Azmacort

Aerobid

Flovent

Vanceril

Flonase

Nasacort

Nasonex

Nasarel

 

Continue to take any other medications that your primary care physician has prescribed but be sure to inform the allergy clinic of all medications which you are taking. Most other prescription medications will not interfere with testing and should not be stopped without your primary care physician’s consultation.


  Antidepressants:

Alprazolam/Xanax

Amitriptyline/Elavil/Vanatrip

Amoxaine/Ascedin

Buspar

Clomipramine/Anafranil

Clonazepam/Klonoin

Celexa

Cymbalta

Desipiramine/Norpramin

Doxepin/Sinequan/Zonalon

 Effexor/Effexor XR

Elavil

Imipramine/Tofranil

Lexapro

Lorazepam/Ativan

Librax

Mapotiline/Ludiomil

Mirtazapine/Remeron

Nefazodone/Serzone

Nortriptyline/Aventyl/Pamelor

Paxil

Protiptyline/Triptil/Vivactil

Prozac

Restoril

Serzone

Trazodone/Desyrel

Trimipramine/Surmontil

Welbutrin (Buproprion)

Xanax

Zoloft

Insurance Providers

Our practice accepts many different kinds of insurance. For more information or questions about insurance providers, please call our office.

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Aflac
Amerigroup
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
HealthSmart
Humana
Medicaid

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To provide an opportunity for all to be able to enjoy a wonderful quality of life free from allergy symptoms. Allergy relief clinicians provide state of the art allergy and asthma care services which reduce and relieve allergy symptoms suffered by so many. The staff at Allergy Relief Clinics strives to deliver excellent allergy care to provide a healthier quality of life.

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Allergy Relief Clinics
3025 East Renner Road, 120
Richardson, TX 75082
Phone: 972-435-0338
Fax: 214-261-2266
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