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claritan safe for elderly

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : I would not recommend using any expired medication.
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes, generally: Otc allergy meds are generally safe. Read the label for contra-indications to taking it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Loratadine has an excellent track record for safety.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a doctor: Claritin (loratadine) is supposed to be given once a day. If you have additional symptoms once you're taking that, you should see a doctor. Don't ex ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: The safety profile of the drug is quite good.What you loose after expiration is assurance of it's effectiveness. It is unlikely to hurt you but may no ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Loratidine: Yes. It's ok.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: If you do not have any symptoms, you can wait it out and return to your usual schedule for the medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy Category C: There 5 categories: a, b, c, d, and x. A being safe. B known to be safe by animal studies/results, and some human studies showing same. C --use with c ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Probably ok to do: Claritin (loratadine) is a once-a-day medication, and does wear off some by night time. If nyquil, with its own antihistamine, is taken at night time, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem.

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