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is loratadine a narcotic
A 40-year-old female asked:
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Loratadine is an antihistamine - it is not a narcotic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
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
20 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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:
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:
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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:
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
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.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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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