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Internal Medicine - Allergy

Internal Medicine

Allergy and Immunology

CONTACT

Allergy Skin Test
Prick Test Preparation

**WE REQUIRE 48 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE**

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, it is very important that you please call at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment as this time is being reserved just for you. The Nurse Line telephone number is (859) 323-5365, Option #3. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

MANY MEDICINES MAY INTERFERE WITH THE ALLERGY SKIN TESTING!!!

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY OVER THE COUNTER
ANTIHISTAMINES OR DECONGESTANTS PRIOR TO THE TEST.

STOP THE FOLLOWING SHORT-ACTING MEDICATIONS 4 DAYS BEFORE TESTING:
Actifed, Advil PM, Alka-Selter Plus, Antivert, Atarax, Atrohist, Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Bromfed (bromphenirimine), Chlortrimeton (chlorpheniramine), Dimetapp, Dramamine, Drixoral, Duravent, Elavil, Excedrin PM, Extendryl, Lithium, Periactin, Phenergan, Pseudofed (pseudoephedrine), Rondec, Rynatan, Rynatuss, Sudafed, Thorazine, Tylenol-PM, Unisom and Vistaril.

STOP THE FOLLOWING LONG-ACTING MEDICATIONS 7 DAYS BEFORE TESTING:
Alavert, Allegra, Astelin Nasal Spray, Clarinex, Claritan, Loratadine, Tavist, and Zyrtec.

STOP THE FOLLOWING HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS 14 DAYS BEFORE TESTING:
Axid, Cimetidine, Pepcid, Ranitidine, Tagamet and Zantac.

There are some antidepressant medicines which MAY interfere with the testing. Be sure to inform us if you are on antidepressants such as: Buspar, Celexa, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft. These probably do not need to be stopped, but we may need to do special testing prior to the skin test to ensure the test will be accurate.

Also, be sure to inform us if you are on any blood pressure medicines or eye drops called Beta Blockers. These include such medications as Atenolol, Betapace, Betaoptic, Cartrol. Coreg, Corgard, Inderal, Lopressor, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Ocupress, Propranolol, Sotolol, Tenormin, Timoptic, Visken and Zebeta. They MAY need to be stopped for 2 days. But this will be determined by your physician or nurse practitioner.

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