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Question: Chlorpheniramine VS Peptizyde

 fefe - Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:47 am

I am 23 year old lady who had a rhinoplasty done yesterday. I was given Peptizyde (am005) to reduce the swelling on my face. At the same time, I've received an offer to shoot for a TV commercial 5 days after the surgery. I called up my doctor and asked if the swelling would go away by then. No promise, but I was asked to double the initial intructed dosage of Peptizyde(from 1 to 2 tablets, thrice per day).

At the same time, I am consuming Chlorpheniramine as one of my dietary supplements (slimming programme). For my info, one of the more serious side effects of Chlorpheniramine is swelling on the face.

So, I would like to know if there's any contradiction of me consuming both of them at the same time? And what else should I do to reduce the swelling as soon as possible for my shooting day?

Other medication (drugs, basically) I'm consuming;

Peptizyde (as mentioned)

Slimming pills;
Chlorpheniramine (as mentioned)
Senna Table

Thank you!
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:00 pm

User avatar Dear fefe,

If you were taking chlorpheniramine before you had the nose surgery and you did not experience any facial swelling then most probably it would not cause any swelling now.

i think that it is best to limit medication intake to a minimum if possible as there might harmful interactions between medications.

As for what can reduce the swelling more, please refer to your plastic surgeon.

Thank you very much for using our website and I hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 fefe - Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:29 am

I started Chlorpheniramine & Peptidase at the same time, not knowing my face would swell of consuming Chlorpheniramine. Besides, my surgeon told me Chlorpheniramine doesn't cause face swelling? I did some research and I found that swelling of face is one of the more serious side effects.

Is there any scientific findings that shows contradictions between all the medicines I've listed?

Also, does it make sense if I consume nutritional drinks and antibiotic at the same time? Since antibiotics kill not only bacteria and some viruses, but along with other beneficial bacteria too? I'm not sure if antibiotics kill useful nutrients in our body...

Thank you.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:31 am

User avatar Dear fefe,

Antibiotics do not kill viruses.

Some antibiotics can kill some useful bacteria in the gut but this effect is temporary and should go away once the antibiorics are stopped and continue to eat normally.

i could not find peptizyde as a medicine listed in the search engine that i usually use to check any interactions between medications but if you have been taking these medications and you did not have any problems so far, i don't think there you should have any problems.

Thank you very much for using our website and I hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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