It is extremely important that the patients give their doctor information about any allergies and/or usage of any other medicines including over-the-counter or prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements or herbal medicine before starting the chemotherapy. This is because an exposure to certain compounds or allergens can increase the risk of developing an allergic reaction to the chemotherapy. The doctor can then decide the right medication. Skin tests to certain chemotherapy drugs have also been developed to assess the risk of allergy(3), which must be performed at the required stage of drug administration(4). For certain drugs like Paclitaxel, antihistamines and corticosteroids can be given prior to the chemotherapy(4). Administering the drugs slowly over 30-60 minutes can help for some drugs ., Teniposide and Etoposide(3).
This post is pretty old, so I am not sure if anyone will read this. I have an allergic dog and it is NOT food allergies. If you can solve your dog’s allergies by diet then you are lucky. I have struggled with my dog allergies for years and I can offer some helpful advice. Also, I just had to put my dog back on steroids after several years and I can say the side effect are bad (the reason I came here). Anyway, I found a pretty good solution to manage my dogs allergies. You need to give the dog a bath every week using Ketochlor shampoo followed by a hydrocortisol shampoo. I put a video up on YouTube about it that nobody watches. Search for “Solution for itchy dog Nutfork”. I really hope this can help you! Dog allergies are really frustrating!
The early steps in the biosynthesis of steroids of both plants and animals are the same, except that in plants lanosterol is replaced by the related compound cycloartenol, which contains a three-membered ring (C9, C10, C19) in lieu of the nuclear double bond of lanosterol. The side chains of the phytosterols, such as stigmasterol, and of the sterol ergosterol of yeasts and other fungi contain extra carbon atoms that are incorporated in reactions involving S -adenosylmethionine, which donates methyl groups in numerous biological processes. Although most plant tissues contain only traces of cholesterol, this sterol is the biogenetic precursor of such important plant steroids as the sapogenins , glycosides , and alkaloids . Because pregnane derivatives are intermediates in some of these transformations, plants and animals appear to have important features of steroid metabolism in common.