Meds for Your Head- Navigating the Choppy Waters of Rhinorrhea and Other Such Dilemmas Michele D. Massow RN MSN FNP-BC. CarePointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Centers. Common ENT/Allergy Symptoms. Sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of smell Itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion Itchy watery eyes
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Meds for Your Head- Navigating the Choppy Waters of Rhinorrhea and Other Such DilemmasMichele D. Massow RN MSN FNP-BC CarePointe Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Centers
Common ENT/Allergy Symptoms • Sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of smell • Itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion • Itchy watery eyes • Snoring • Recurrent sinusitis • Recurrent cough and cold • Sore throat/pharyngitis/tonsillitis • Throat clearing • Ear pain/drainage/Vertigo
Ophthalmic Allergy Drops • Optivar • Pataday • Alocril • Zaditor • Emadine
Eye Drops • Optivar (azelastine hydrochloride) -H1 Receptor Antagonist • Indication- itchy eye • Dose- 1 drop to affected eye BID • Side Effects • Precautions • Pataday (olopatadine hydrochloride) -Mast Cell Stabalizer • Indication-itchy eye • Dose- 1 drop to affected eye daily • Side Effects • Precautions
Otic Drops Ciprodex Floxin Vosol Cortisporin DermOtic Oil Ear Drops Mycostatin
Nasal Sprays • Nasal Steroid Sprays • -Nasonex -Rhinocort • -Nasacort - Zetonna • -Qnasl -Flonase • - Omnaris -Veramyst • Nasal Antihistamine Sprays • -Astelin/Astepro • -Patanase • Combination • -Dymista
Oral Antihistamines • Zyrtec • Allegra • Claritin • Clarinex • Benadryl • Xyzal
Antibiotics for ENT Dilemmas • Avelox • Zithromax • Omnicef • Levaquin • Biaxin • Augmentin • Amoxil/ Bactrim/Septra
“In modern pharmacology it's so clear that even if you have a fixed dose of a drug, the individuals respond very differently to one and the same dose.”Arvid Carlsson Thank You!