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Loratidine and palpitations

A male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
6 years experience Pharmacology
Not a common effect: Yes, Claritin (loratadine) can cause heart palpitations, it is not one of the common side effects of this medication but it is a complaint I have hear ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: It might work better but it is more likely to make you drowsy.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 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. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exposure: All allergies are developed by an immune system reaction to the substance in question. Therefore, allergy requires previous exposure. If you are pro ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Just drowsy: Worsens Benadryl's sleepy effects. Not so much if on Zyrtec (cetirizine) daily a long time. Beware driving/ machinery.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Then stop it: and check with your doctor, arrhythmia isn't known to be caused by fexofenadine, that was a known side effect of older antihistamines that were withdr ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
BP a bit low: Your BP is a bit low which maybe causing your dizziness. If the dizziness occurs often from rapid change of position from laying to sitting or standi ... Read More
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma: The Albuterol can increase your heart rate for a short time frame, not a prolonged period. Some people naturally have PVCs which might have nothing t ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Some: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine that usually will not make you drowsy or sleepy. If you have a rash from an allergic reaction or seasonal al ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Those 2 medications are ok to take together. If your symptoms persist despite treatment for several days, see a dr. For an evaluation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it , is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Diflucan (fluconazole): No medication is safe, side effect of the medication depends on the type of med, dose and the duration of treatment .Diflucan (fluconazole) is often g ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Carollo
30 years experience Cardiology
Side effects: These symptoms are quite common with Atenolol. There is typically an "acclimation" phase for 1-2 weeks as your body adjusts to the medication. If the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Treat the allergies: Finding a good agent for your condition of allergies is your best chance at knocking out 2 birds with one stone. Treating dizziness with anything wil ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is safe to take antihistamines with your heart medications
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No but: Each one has a version with the letter "d" attached. These are kept by the pharmacist and don't require a prescription but you must ask for them. For ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: You did not mention what symptoms you are having, if it is nasal congestion, none of the above will help, you need a nasal spray. Try a saline nasal s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience Pharmacology
No: No usually not. The cold and allergy medication might have the anti-allergic ingredients already.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Rapid heart rate: Even at 24 i would get your symptoms checked, although your risk for heart disease is low i would be suspicious for a pulmonary em-bolus. Other possi ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine: Caffeine can cause palpitations, Lisinopril not usually.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Narco Side effects: Narco wont treat anxiety. Yes sedation is due to narco. Fast heart beat is due to uncontrolled anxiety which needs to be treated. Usually narco does ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possibly: Make sure that the medication you are taking does not have a decongestant (look on the "Active Ingredients" list for "pseudo ephedrine" or "phenylephr ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Interactions are highly unlikely. However, nothing is 100%. Good liuck
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why: While it is best to avoid high doses of "d" which is pseudoephedrine-decongestant, an extra dose of Allegra (fexofenadine) is unlikely to be harmful. ... Read More

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