Are There Any Side Effects Of Taking Allergy Medicines Regularly?
I have symptoms of allergies, the bumps can grow bigger when scratched, if you do not drink incidal within a day these symptoms will appear and will disappear when I consume incidal again, whether to continue to drink incidal will have bad effects later?
Hello Shafaa, thank you for asking.
You need to explain first, whether the drug you get by prescription from a doctor or not. The drug you mentioned contains cetirizine composition. The drug belongs to the class of antihistamines and should only only be purchased by prescription from a doctor. Antihistamines consist of type 1 and type 2, each of which can have a sedative (drowsy) or non-sedative effect. This drug works by inhibiting the action of histamine.
In the allergic process, there is a release of histamine by the body's immune cells. Histamine causes symptoms such as hives, itching, sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, runny eyes. The work of antihistamines is to suppress the symptoms so that they do not arise. Antihistamines can be used in the short or long term. Generally, the drug is used for several days in the acute phase, to relieve symptoms. After subsiding, the drug can be stopped. That is, you can take the drug sporadically, for a long time, because allergies will disappear and generally a condition that lasts forever. The only way to avoid allergies is to know and avoid allergens.
Antihistamine side effects are generally not severe, in the form of drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry taste in the mouth and throat, and difficult to urinate. Side effects can disappear by themselves if the consumption of drugs is stopped. You should be aware of liver disorders and glaucoma, if you take antihistamines every day for months. Consult this with a dermatologist or internist, if you are not sure.
Hopefully this information can help. Regards.