Recommended Drug Withdrawal Times Prior to Intradermal Allergy Testing
Long-acting steroid (cortisone) injections, including Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone), Vetalog (triamcinolone)
Oral steroids including prednisone/prednisolone, Temaril-P, Medrol, dexamethasone
Topical steroids including ear medications with steroids (Otomax, Mometamax, Tresaderm, Synotic, Panalog); other topical steroids including hydrocortisone (such as ResiCORT), Genesis spray (triamcinolone), Gentocin spray and others; eye medications containing steroids
Antihistamines:Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Chlortrimeton (chlorpheniramine), Atarax (hydroxyzine), Zyrtec, Claritin, Tavist (clemastine).Elavil (amitriptyline) and Clomicalm (clomipramine) are antihistamines but should not be suddenly discontinued without discussing with your veterinarian.
Currently, no withdrawal time is required for Atopica (cyclosporine), Cytopoint, antibiotics, antifungals or shampoos
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