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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen eye : If this is one eye unlikely it is an allergy. More likely an infection. You should probably be seen.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine) and Benadry: Hello. You can take both. Dedications at the recommended doses on the same day.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No wait necessary: While both are antihistamines, only Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you drowsy. So as a "one-time" dose, there should not be any significant prob ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Within 1-2 hrs: Claritin (loratadine) is well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and its effect is often felt within 1-2 hours. Claritin is metabolized in the l ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
10 milligrams: Depending on the strength of the solution the quantity may differ.The 10 milligram dose is standard for an adult.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience 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 40-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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience 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

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