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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Claritin (loratadine): Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and twelve hours later if the need arises.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamines are usually safe even when the dose is doubled.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: While the usual dose of Claritin (loratadine) is 10 mg once a day, there are circumstances where allergists may use higher doses to treat persistent h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, no problem. Loratadine is safe to take before 24 hours is up.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
D is decongestant: Claritin-d contains two drugs, an antihistaminic named Loratadine and a decongestant adrenergic called pseudoephedrine. It is best to use each drug a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It may make u Drowsy: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. The 10 mg dose was tested in the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
An antihistamine: Claritin, (loratadine) like all other antihistamines, blocks histamine receptors thus prevents histamine release, one major mediator, out of many, tha ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin D contains a decongestant which Allegra (as opposed to Allegra D does not). However if you need that much antihistamine you may find a nasal ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled.
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