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when is the best time to take claritin

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pair it up: The best time to give a once daily med is when you pair it with another activity you already do daily.The effectiveness is not altered by when during ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Anytime: Since Loratadine is a non sedating antihistamine it can be taken either morning or night.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Within 1-2 hrs: Claritin (loratadine) is well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and its effect is often felt within 1-2 hours. Claritin is metabolized in the l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: Many patients will experience relief of symptoms with Claritin (loratadine) d within 1.5 hours even with one dose. However, more continued doses will ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, no problem. Loratadine is safe to take before 24 hours is up.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can safely double the Claritin (loratadine) dose but would not advise doubling the d dose.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: A few hours is not a huge difference.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Ok: This should not cause any problems. It will likely take about 8.4 hours (range = 3 to 20 hours) for Claritin (loratadine) to clear your system.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: the best one is the one that works best for you without giving you side effects. Different people respond differently, so see what works best for you.
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