Trichophyton mentagrophytes (By injection)
Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (trye-koe-FYE-ton men-ta-GROE-fites)
Used as part of a medical test for allergies.
Brand Name(s):There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not receive this medicine if you have heart disease or asthma, or if you are using steroids for your asthma.
How to Use This Medicine:
- This medicine will be placed onto your arm or back. Your skin will be prepared by making a small scratch or puncture wound in it. This allows the medicine to be absorbed into your skin.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- In some cases, the medicine is injected directly into your skin.
- About 15 minutes after receiving this medicine, your doctor will inspect your skin to determine if you have an allergy. your skin will develop a small hive or redness if you have an allergy.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using antihistamines or medicines for depression such as amitriptyline, doxepin, or Elavil®. Tell your doctor if you use terbutaline or ephedrine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using dopamine, or a beta-blocking medicine such as propranolol (Inderal®).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blue lips, pale skin.
- Lightheadedness or fainting.
- Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Runny nose.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 3/4/2018