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How long does withdrawal from Claritin last

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: There is no addiction to claritin (loratadine). Best wishes.
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Dr. Al Hegab
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40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: There is no addiction to claritin, (loratadine) and the itching u r suffering is from ur allergic skin condition not a withdrawal symptom, just try 2 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Take one, get both: When you take loratidine, your liver breaks it down to desloratine which is actually responsible for the anti-histamine effects you need. Desloratidin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Johnston
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
24 hours : Claritin (loratadine) lasts approximately 24 hours hours and is dosed once a day.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Under a week: The effects should subside in about 48-72 hours.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unexpected: If you mean swelling which lasts hours at a time, it is not from water retention and is called angioedema. Water retention tends to be most noticeab ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If you feel otherwise well it may take a few weeks for an effusion to resolve. If there is fever, reduced hearing or headache, please see your PCP.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metaboliz ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe 30 minutes: I am not sure this is the right medication to use for swelling, but usually Claritin (loratadine) starts kicking in within 30 minutes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Great question!: Loratidine is metabolized to it's active metabolite, desloratidine which has a half life of 28 hours (range 9-96). This is very long acting but there ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not but...: Long acting anti-histamines should not be used more than one in 24 hours. Taking more has been associated with heart issues but that is still unlikel ... Read More

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