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second opinion] My son is...
second opinion] My son is 14 he has common variable immune deficiency and has to have monthly ivig treatment. They pre medicate him with Benadryl 25mg iv (down from 50mg which was too strong) and Tylenol 500mg. His blood pressure the last few treatments has gotten extremely low. As a result they want to take him off Benadryl? It seems to me it’s a reaction to the immunoglobulins being infused but they are blaming Benadryl. Concerned that after 3 years of treatment they want to stop premedicating him with the Benadryl which is suppose to stop a potential allergic reaction. Thoughts? Looking for second opinion. His Bp started at 115/64 and is now 90/30 and last several readings have been similar to that.
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Well benadryl doesnt directly lower the blood pressure however because of effects on vasculature it can cause a dip in pressure sometimes. If they are omitting benadryl then an alternative medication like cetirizine or stetoid shot can be given to avoid any allergic reactions .

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