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what is claritin

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 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
21 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Maitland
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine : It is not common but children and adults are known to become hyper rather than sedated from 1st & even 2nd generation histamine blockers like clariti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Anti histaminic: Claritin (loratadine) is a prescription anti-histaminic (anti-allergic) medication which has less of a tendency to cause sleepiness as a side effect. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
10mg/day--adult: 10mg/day is the usual recommended dose and 5mg for the little ones. Research result showed that higher dosage confers no addional benefit, but taking ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: If you do have bacterial infection, you will need to have antibiotics prescribed. Claritin (loratadine) d is used for symptomatic treatment and doesn' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine) vs Meclizin: Both are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is 2nd generation, used for control of symptoms of allergic rhinitis and Meclizine is 1st generation u ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it wa ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dog hair allergy: or rather dog dander allergy, when you first got the dog, it was your first exposure, but with prolonged exposure, you became sensitized and your immu ... Read More
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Cl ... Read More
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