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Can you take more than one claritin a day

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Don't exceed dosage: Better not to exceed recommended OTC dosage unless seen by an MD, which you might want to do, as you might need another prescription medication to con... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: For non-sedating AH, you can take up to 4x a day.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) or loratidine is an antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The fda-r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
It depends: There are two different doses of Claritin (loratadine) d - a twelve hour dose and a twenty four hour dose. Obviously, the 12 hour dose is recommended... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
No, but why take it?: You won't die if you take 5 or 6 Loratadine tablets (50-60 mg) but this antihistamine that doesn't cause sedation at the usual dose of 10 mg may make ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: No major interactions.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
Yes.: Sedation and drowsiness may occur at this higher dose.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Similar medicines: All of these medicines are antihistamines. Taking combinations of antihistamines increases the possibility of side effects. If antihistamines are not ... Read More
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