Rated Rinolan for Allergic Rhinitis Report
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Rinolan and Alcohol
Because both alcohol and Rinolan may cause drowsiness, along with dry mouth and dry eyes (which may blur vision), you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Rinolan.
Mixing Rinolan with herbal remedies and supplements
There might be a problem taking some herbal remedies and supplements alongside Rinolan – especially ones that cause sleepiness, a dry mouth or make it difficult to pee.
Before taking Rinolan
To make sure that this is the right treatment for you (or your child), before you (or they) start taking Rinolan it is important that you discuss the treatment with a doctor or pharmacist if:
- You/they are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- You/they have any liver problems. If so, the recommended dose may need to be reduced.
- You/they have a rare inherited blood disorder called porphyria.
- You/they are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines being taken which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You/they have ever had an allergic reaction to another antihistamine, or to any other medicine.
Rated Rinolan for Allergic Rhinitis Report
I took 10 mg of the drug and 6 hours latter the symptoms returned, not 24 hours
Histamine mediates most of its effects on airway function via H1-receptors. Non-sedating potent H1 -receptor antagonists, such as terfenadine, fexafenadine, Rinolan , desRinolan, ebastine, and astemizole, have useful clinical effects in allergic rhinitis, but they are far from effective in asthmatic patients . The effects of anti-histamines are small and clinically insignificant. Terfenadine causes about 50% inhibition of the immediate response to allergen, but has no effect on the late response . Anti-histamines cause a small degree of bronchodilatation in asthmatic patients, indicating a certain degree of histamine “tone,” presumably due to the basal release of histamine from activated mast cells . Chronic administration of terfenadine has a small clinical effect in mild allergic asthmatic patients, but is far less effective that other anti-asthma therapies. H1-receptor antagonists have not been found to be useful in more severe asthmatic patients . The new generation anti-histamines, cetirizine and astemizole, have some beneficial effects in asthma, that may be unrelated to their H1-antagonist effects .
H2-antagonists, such as cimetidine and ranitidine, may be contraindicated in asthma on theoretical grounds, if H2-receptors are important in counteracting the bronchoconstrictor effect of histamine. In clinical practice, however, there is no evidence that H2-antagonists have any deleterious effect in asthma. H3-receptor agonists may have some theoretical benefit in asthma, since they may modulate cholinergic bronchoconstriction and inhibit neurogenic inflammation. Although (R)-α-methylhistamine relaxes rodent peripheral airways in vitro, it has no effect when given by inhalation on airway caliber or metabisufite-induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic patients, indicating that a useful clinical effect is unlikely .
Histamine H4-receptors are expressed on eosinophils, T- cells, dendritic cells, basophils and mast cells, mediate mast cell, eosinophil and dendritic cell chemotaxis, and modulate cytokine production from dendritic cells and T-cells, indicating that blockade of histamine H4-receptors may lead to anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects. Several histamine H4-receptor antagonists are now available but remain to be tested in allergic asthma or rhinitis . Antagonists that block both histamine H1- and H4-receptors may be an effective combination. Anti-histamines have a useful effect in the treatment of rhinitis, and particularly the rhinorrhea. As a large proportion of patients with asthma have concomitant rhinitis, an H1-antagonist may help the overall management of asthma . While H1-receptor antagonists alone may be ineffective, some studies suggest that they may have some efficacy in combination with other antagonists. Thus, an H1-receptor antagonist when added to an anti-leukotriene was able to inhibit the early and late responses to allergen more effectively than the anti-leukotriene alone , but as yet there has been no studies of combination mediator antagonists in asthma.
There is no evidence that anti-histamines have any role in the treatment of COPD.
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“Rinolan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Rinolan. Accessed 26 December 2019.
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COMMON BRAND(S): Claritin
GENERIC NAME(S): Rinolan
This medication is an antihistamine that treats symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from "hay fever" and other allergies. It is also used to relieve itching from hives.
Rinolan does not prevent hives or prevent/treat a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Therefore, if your doctor has prescribed epinephrine to treat allergic reactions, always carry your epinephrine injector with you. Do not use Rinolan in place of your epinephrine.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions section.)
If you are using the tablets or capsules, do not use in children younger than 6 years unless directed by the doctor. If you are using the liquid or chewable tablets, do not use in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.
What is Rinolan?
Rinolan is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Rinolan is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms.
Rinolan is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.
Q: I keep sneezing and my eyes are itchy. Is Rinolan a good way to deal with this problem?
A: Rinolan is a "non-drowsy" antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Rinolan is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It's also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions. There are other non-drowsy antihistamines on the market, both as over-the-counter and as prescription medications. Some people find that one works better for them than another. If your symptoms persist despite treatment, consult your health care provider. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Rinolan. Sarah Lewis, PhamrD
Q: Several weeks ago I received favorable reports on my prostate cancer. Last week, I started taking Rinolan for hay fever. Today I had blood in my stool for the first time in several months. Any connection? I have also been lifting some heavy buckets.
A: As far as blood in the stool, Rinolan is not really known to cause this. You may want to talk to your doctor about this so that they can determine the cause. Perhaps a hemorrhoid could be causing the blood, especially since you have been lifting heavy buckets and could have strained the rectum. The best thing would be for you to speak with the doctor. Megan Uehara, PharmD
What are the side effects of Rinolan?
The most common adverse events with Rinolan are:
Nervousness and difficulty sleeping have also been reported.
Rinolan and Grapefruit Juice
Rinolan and grapefruit juice are both broken down in the liver the same way, so there's a small chance of adverse effects when both are taken at the same time.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about drinking grapefruit juice if you are taking Rinolan.
What other drugs will affect Rinolan?
Other drugs may interact with Rinolan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
What brand names are available for Rinolan?
Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's Claritin, and others
When to take it
You may only need to take Rinolan on a day you have symptoms, for instance if you've been exposed to a trigger such as animal hair. Or you may need to take it regularly to prevent symptoms, such as hay fever during spring and summer.
Helen Allen, Reviewed by Dr Adrian Bonsall | Last edited 11 Jan 2017 | Certified by The Information Standard
Rinolan relieves allergic symptoms.
Take one dose a day.
Rinolan is called a non-drowsy antihistamine; however, it can still cause drowsiness in a few people. Make sure your reactions are normal before you drive, or use tools or machines.