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Loratidine more than once a day

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes and no: It comes in two formulations: 12 hour and 24 hour - clearly marked on the package. Take the 12 hour twice a day and the 24 hour once a day!
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Loratadine? OK: 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sounds ok, but...: Some people try 2 loratadine (Claritin) per day because 1 per day did not help. The recommended dose is 1 per day, for use as an allergy medication. S... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
Rheumatology 11 years experience
Yes, you : Will be fine as long as you don't have history kidney or liver problem.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not a problem: This particular drug has a wide safety margin within the dose. Doubling does not produce any significant risk of side effects like you will see in man... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Other options: If you are sure your symptoms are allergies and not a viral upper respiratory infection, you might want to try a different antihistamine such as Alleg... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Unlikely: If a person is allergic to pet dander, continued exposure will likely result in some persistence of symptoms. The symptoms may be improved by antihis... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Assuming no history or reacting to Claritin (loratadine) or medicines it, one can take claritin (loratadine). It is labelled to be used once a day.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: Antihistamines are usually safe even when the dose is doubled.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The safety profile of this med is very forgiving.Unfortunately taking more doesn't give you better benefit.It is just so free of side effects it doesn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Generally: 5mg daily is approved for children over 2yo. this is a reasonable dose with approval of the child's pediatrician

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