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is loratadine a narcotic

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Loratadine is an antihistamine - it is not a narcotic.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why ?: Studies during development showed that the body was very tolerant to loratadine, with no significant side effects at twice the recommended dosage. How ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It depends-: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. That was the most effective dose. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Hambrick
20 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc.
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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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No problem: Antihistamine has a high safely of margin and in fact we sometimes do advise certain patients to double up on the dose if needed.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
yes: Claritin-d is is an antihistamine decongestant combination. Guaifinesin is helps to thin mucus (an expectorant). Both act differently and may be use ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not approved: Cetirizine (zyrtec) is approved to be used in infants over 6 months of age. Consult with your baby's doc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Water can kill you: Anything taken in excess all at once can upset body function causing adverse effects that under certain circumstances could lead to death. Drinking a ... Read More

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