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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: The recommended daily dose of Loratadine is 10mg, but the risk of harm at 20mg is very low.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Cl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Seasonal allergies: Claritin, available otc as generic loratadine, is a nonsedating antihistamine, often used for seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is good medicine with low ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonst ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Drugs: Nope. Absolutely not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, b ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usual dose: The usual dose of Claritin (loratadine) for people 12 years old and older is 10 mg once a day.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Rarely, but it can..: Antihistamines make people sleepy/groggy and Loratadine is actually classified as nonsedating. Rare, it can cause hyperactivity, especially in childre ... Read More

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