What to Expect For Your First Visit

Your allergy evaluation will consist of two separate appointments. Your first visit will be a history and physical with the doctor, skin testing, ordering labs and x-rays if needed, and medications, if ordered. You will return for a summary conference on a later date to discuss the results and treatment after all test results are compiled.

Medications That Interfere With Allergy Skin Testing

In order to ensure the most valid results of your allergy work-up, we request that you refrain from taking the following medications during the period indicated.

DO NOT TAKE any antihistamines or cold preparations 5 – 7 days prior to your appointment.

There are many drugs, which include antihistamines. Some of the more common ones are:

Alavert
Alaway Eye Drop
Allegra
Alka-Seltzer Cold
Astelin Nasal Spray*
Astepro Nasal Spray*
Atarax*
Atrohist
Azelastine*
Benadryl
Bepreve Eye Drops
Bromfed
Brompheniramine Cetirizine*

Chlorpheniramine
Chlor-Trimeton (CTM)
Clarinex
Claritin
Comhist
Comtrex
Contact
Cyproheptadine Deconamine Desloratadine
Dimetapp
Diphenhydramine
Dramamine
Dristan
Drixoral

Dymista*
Elestat Eye Drop
Epinastine Eye Drop
Fexofenadine
Hydroxyzine*
Histex
Ketotifen Eye Drop
Levocetirizine
Lodrane
Loratadine
Mescolor
Motrin PM
Naldecon

NyQuil
Olopatidine
Optivar Eye Drop
Ornade
Pannaz
Pataday Eye Drop-24Hr
Patanase Nasal Spray* Patanol Eye Drop
Periactin
Phenergan
Pheniramine
Promethazine
Pyribenzamine (PBZ)
Ru-Tuss

Rynatan
Semprex D
Tavist
Tanafed DP
Tanafed DMX
Triaminic
Tussionex
Tylenol Cold/Allergy
Tylenol PM
Vistaril*
Xyzal
Zaditor Eye Drop
Zyrtec

Astelin, Astepro, Atarax, Azelastine, Cetirizine, Dymista, Hydroxyzine, Patanase Nasal Spray, Vistaril, and Zyrtec:
DO NOT TAKE FOR SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

All Asthma inhalers
Ambien
Antibiotics
Anticonvulsants
Arthritismedications
Cardiac medications
Cholesterol medications
Diabetes medications
Dextromethorphan cough medications (e.g. Delsym)
Glaucoma Eye Drops
Guiafenesin (Mucinex)
High blood pressure medications
Lotemax Eye Drops
Lunesta Medrol
Methylprednisolone
Prednisolone
Prednisone Montelukast (Singulair)
Phenylephrine
Pseudoephedrine decongestants
Steroid Nasal Sprays (Fluticasone, Flonase, Nasacort AQ, Nasonex, Omnaris, Qnasl Rhinocort, , Triamcinalone, Veramyst, Zetonna) Stomach acid reducers (Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, Omeprazole)
Thyroid medications

AtivanEscitalopram Sertraline

Bupropion Fluoxetine Valium

CelexaLexapro Wellbutrin

Citalopram Paxil Xanax

Effexor Prozac Zoloft

If you have any questions about the possible effects of any medication that you are presently taking that is not listed, please do not hesitate to call our office before your visit