Please be off the following medications a minimum of the times listed. If you’re unsure feel free to contact us!
48 hours – All regular antihistamines, antihistamine/decongestant combinations, OTC (over-the-counter) cold/cough preparations, sleep aids like Tylenol P.M. or Excedrin P.M.
3 days – Emadine Eye Drops
4 days – Allegra/Allegra D (Fexofenadine), Astelin Nose Spray (Azelastine), Optivar Eye Drops (Azelastine), Astepro Nose Spray
5 days – Zyrtec/Zyrtec D (Cetirizine), Zantac (Ranitidine), Atarax (Hydroxyzine), Vistaril, Periactin, Axid (Nizatidine), Tagamet (Cimetadine), Xyzal (Levoceterizine)
7 days – Claritin/Claritin D/Claritin D-24 (Loratadine), Alavert, Clarinex/Clarinex D (Loratadine), Patanase
For example: If your appointment is on a Thursday, and the length of time to be off the medication you are taking is 4 days, take your last dose on the Saturday before your appointment.
Please call our office at (734) 394-2661 if you have any questions regarding medications that you are taking.
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