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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
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Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not a problem: Yes, for most drugs the approved dose is the most effective. Loratadine is an exception. 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, although the adult dos ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: 10 mg is the normal dose for loritadine.
Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not in the USA: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Almost impossible: Why?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Anytime: Since Loratadine is a non sedating antihistamine it can be taken either morning or night.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
21 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Loratadine: 10mg is the recommende dose, anythiing higher should be under medical guidance. Its safety has been studied up to 40mg a day, but it is sedating at th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Why is the question?: if accidentally ingested, which isn't feasible at your age, call poison control center, if otherwise, I don't see any logical reason for asking!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hardly: Purple drank or 'lean' is Codeine (narcotic, obtained illegally or diverted) + sedating antihistamine (usually Phenergan (promethazine) or compazine) ... Read More

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