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100 Bradford Road, Suite 410, Wexford, PA 15090 • Phone: 724-719-2441

Wexford Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, LLC

Preparing for Your Visit

Thank you for choosing Wexford Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, LLC, as your healthcare provider. Please review the following information prior to your visit.

  • All forms should be completed prior to your appointment.
  • New patients should allow 2 to 3 hours for their initial visit, depending on the number and complexity of the medical issues to be evaluated.
  • Established patients' visit lengths will vary depending on the current issues to be evaluated.

The following medications should be stopped in advance of your visit if you are anticipating having any allergy testing or oral challenges performed.

Oral antihistamines – stop taking at least 5 days prior to your visit:

  • Acrivastine (Semprex-D)
  • Brompheniramine (in several combination products)
  • Carbinoxamine (Palgic)
  • Cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec-D, and store brand names)
  • Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton, and store brand names, and in combination products)
  • Clemastine (Tavist Allergy)
  • Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
  • Desloratadine (Clarinex, Clarinex-D)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, and in combination products)
  • Fexofenadine (Allegra, Allegra-D)
  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
  • Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
  • Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin, Claritin-D)

Antihistamine eye drops – stop taking at least 5 days prior to your visit:

  • Azelastine (Optivar)
  • Emadastine (Emadine)
  • Epinastine (Elestat)
  • Ketotifen (Zaditor, Alaway)
  • Naphazoline/pheniramine (Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, Visine-A, store brands)
  • Olopatadine (Pataday, Patanol)

Histamine-2 blockers – stop taking 24 hours prior to your visit:

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet, Acid Reducer)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid, Acid Reducer, Heartburn Relief)
  • Nizatidine (Axid)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac, Acid Reducer)

Tricyclic antidepressant – stop taking at least 6 days prior to your visit if cleared by prescribing physician:

  • Doxepin (Deptran, Sinequan)

Beta-blockers – stop taking at least 24 hours prior to your visit if cleared by prescribing physician:

  • Acebutalol (Sectral)
  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Betaxolol (Betoptic, Kerlone)
  • Bisoprolol (Zebeta)
  • Carteolol
  • Carvedilol (Coreg)
  • Esmolol (Brevibloc)
  • Labetolol (Trandate)
  • Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
  • Nadolol (Corgard)
  • Nebivolol (Bystolic)
  • Penbutolol (Levatol)
  • Pindolol
  • Propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal, InnoPran)
  • Sotalol (Betapace, Sorine)
  • Timolol (Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic)

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