Allergy Testing Instructions

Allergy Testing, Atlanta, Peachtree City, Georgia

Restricted Medications for Allergy Skin Testing

Background:

Allergy skin testing is a fast, safe and reliable way of identifying allergic sensitivities to allergens (e.g.,pollens, molds, dust mites and animal danders, insect stings, antibiotics and foods). Allergy test results help tell which allergens you should avoid, which is the first and most important step in treating your allergic disorder.

Instructions:

Wear a shirt or blouse that can be easily removed. Prick skin testing is performed using the Multitest device applied to the back.

Certain medications, particularly antihistamines, can interfere with allergy testing. For this reason, any medication(s) containing antihistamines must be stopped three (3) days prior to your appointment, to enable testing if recommended by Dr. Agrawal. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter allergy, cough and cold medications.

If you have a medical condition or severe allergic symptoms that could worsen without medications, please consult us prior to stopping these medications. If you have forgotten to stop these medications by the specified time, please call our office to determine whether or not you need to reschedule your allergy testing appointment.

Please call our office at (678) 400-6650 with any questions.
Freedom Allergy Team

DISCONTINUE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SKIN TESTING:

Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
Desloratadine (Clarinex)
Fexofenadine (Allegra)
Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
Loratadine (Claritin, Alavert)

Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)*
Clomipramine (Anafranil)*
Desipramine (Norpramin)*
Doxepin (Sinequan, Adapin)
Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl)*

Imipramine (Tofranil)*
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)*
Thioridazine (Mellaril)*
Thiothixene (Navane)*
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)*

 

Chlorpheniramine
many prescription & OTC brands, including:
Ahchew
Chlor-Trimeton
DAllergy
Deconamine
Durahist
Extendryl
Histavent
Omnihist
Rescon
Rynatan
Triaminic Cold & Allergy
Triaminic Multi-Symptom

Diphenhydramine
many OTC brands, including:
Advil Cold & Sinus
Benadryl
Nytol
Sominex
Tylenol PM
Tylenol Cold & Sinus
Triaminic Night Time
Cold & Cough

Anihistamine Nasal Sprays
Astelin
Astepro
Dymista
Patanase
NOTE: all other nasal sprays are OK

 

Antihistamine Eye Drops:
Alomide
Livostin
Optivar
Pataday
Patano

Certain Medications for Motion Sickness / Nausea
Compazine
Dramamine
Meclizine (Antivert)
Phenergan (Promethazine)

Stomach Medications
Pepcid
Tagament
Zantac

 

Brompheniramine 
Bromfed
Dimetapp

Tripelennamine  
Actifed
PBZ

 

* IF YOU ARE TAKING A STARRED MEDICATION, PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO DISCONTINUE

YOU MAY CONTINUE TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS:

Medications for Asthma
Including:
Advair
Flovent
Pulmicort
Qvar
Asmanex
Singulair
Zyflo

Topical cortisone nasal sprays
Including:
Flonase
Nasonex
Nasacort
Rhinocort
Veramyst

 

Medications for acid reflux, high blood pressure and other chronic medical conditions.

CONTINUE TAKING ALL OTHER MEDICATIONS as prescribed.

Please call our office at (678) 400-6650 with any questions.

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