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Ellen Epstein, M.D. Specializing in Allergy and Asthma Care
165 North Village Ave • Suite 141 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • Phone: 516-678-0056

Medications to Avoid before Skin Testing

Antihistamines/related medications- Stop 7 days before testing
Accolate/zafirlukast
Actifed Sinus Day/diphenhydramine
Alavert/loratadine
Allegra/fexofenadine 60 mg
Astelin/azelastine
Astepro
Atarax/hydroxyzine
Benadryl/diphenhydramine
Chlor-Trimeton/chlorpheniramine
Claritin/loratadine
Dymista
Optivar/azelastine
Pataday or Patanol/olopatadine eye drops
Periactin/cyproheptadine
Phenergan/promethazine
Tagamet
Tylenol PM
Zatidor/ketotifen fumarate eye drops
Zantac/ranitidine
Zyrtec/cetirizine

Herbal supplements
Feverfew
Green tea
Licorice
Saw Palmetto
St. John’s Wort

Stop the day before testing

Singulair/montelukast

THESE MEDICATIONS MAY INTERFERE WITH TESTING AND SHOULD ONLY BE STOPPED UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF YOUR PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO DETERMINE WHEN THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED.

Benzodiazepines
Ativan/lorazepam
Klonopin/clonazepam
Valium/diazepam
Versed/midazolam

Atypical antidepressants/sedatives
Ambien/zolpidem
Lunesta/eszopiclone
Oleptro/trazodone
Remeron/mirtazapine
Seroquel/quetiapine
Wellbutrin/bupropion

Tricyclic antidepressants/tranquilizers
Adapin/doxepin
Anaframil/clomipramine
Asendin/amoxampine
Aventyl/nortriptyline
Elavil/amitriptyline
Endep/amitriptyline
Etrafon/amitriptyline
Limbitrol/amitriptyline
Norpramin/desipramine
Pamelor/nortriptyline
Sinequan/doxepin
Surmontil/trimipramine
Tofranil/imipramine
Vanatrip/amitriptyline
Vivactil/protriptyline
Zonalon/doxepin

Beta Blockers
Betachron (Propranolol)
Betagan (eye drops) (Levobunolol)
Betimol (eye drops) (Timolol)
Betoptic (eye drops) (Betaxolol Hydrochloride)
Betoptic S (eye drops) (Betaxolol)
Blocadren (Timolol)
Bystolic
Cartrol (Carteolol)
Coreg (Carvedilol)
Corgard (Nadolol)
Corzide (Nadolol & Bendroflumethlazide)
Inderal (Propranolol)
Inderal LA (Propranolol)
Inderide (Propranolol & Hydrochlorothiazide)
Inderide LA (Propranolol & Hydrochlorothiazide)
Innopran XL (Propranolol)
Istalol (eye drops) No Generic
Levatol (Penbutolol)
Lopressor (Metoprolol)
Lopressor HCT( Metoprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide)
Metipranolol (Metoprolol)
Normodyne (Labetalol)
Ocupress (eye drops) (Carteolol Hydrochloride)
Optipranolol (eye drops) (Metipranololetaxolol Hydrochloride)
Sectral (Acebutolol)
Tenoretic (Atenolol & Chlorthalidone)
Tenormin (Atenolol)
Timolide (Timolol & Hydrochlorothiazide)
Timoptic (eye drops) (Timolol)
Timoptic XE (eye drops) (Timolol )
Toprol XL (Metoprolol)
Trandate (Labetalol)
Trusopt (eye drops) Dorzolamide Hydrochloride
Visken (Pindolol)
Zebeta (Bisoprolol)
Ziac (Bisoprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide)

Office Hours

Tuesday    12p - 5p

Thursday  9a - 12p

Saturday   7a - 11a

What Other Are Saying

Lovely Doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. She was very thorough. Highly recommend.
Meaghan C
Dr. Epstein took the time to understand what my problem was and even asked me if she answered all of my questions. She outlined what the causes of my hives could be, explained what the work up would be, but did it in a non-alarming way. I was extremely anxious and she reassured me. She also called me back as soon as the blood tests came back and even though she wanted me to be further evaluated for my thyroid, she was reassuring. Friendly and professional. Staff very welcoming. I’m impressed. Wonderful experience and nice change from experiences I have had before.
Jessica M
I was treated by my primary care doctor for a viral infection, which has been getting worse. I was extremely upset, as I have a vacation planned. My cough was severe and I had a fever, so I used Zocdoc and got an appointment right away. The wait time was about 10 minutes and Dr. Epstein determined that I need an antibiotic and a different inhaler. She actually took me off of the over the counter medication that I was taking, and that really helped. I can't believe how much better I feel this morning. The office staff was extremely well informed and pleasant. I definitely will be using Dr. Epstein again.
Sari S
The doctor was amazing and caring. The office was nice and all the help was accommodating.
Jennifer R
Dr. Epstein has been the only allergy doctor who has been able to help me! She is very caring and conscientious!
Cindy R

Call us today at 1-516-678-0056

Contact Us

Advanced Allergy and Asthma 165 North Village Ave Suite 141 Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: 1-516-678-0056 Fax: 1-516-678-8395