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will claritin make you drowsy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine): Loratidine, while described as a non-sedating antihistamine, can still cause drowsiness in some individuals. It is still an antihistamine.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Used a drug: Interaction checker - no significant interactions were noted.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Either: It can be taken either day or night. However Claritin (loratadine) d which contains a decongestant can keep some people up at night.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If your baby is more drowsy/lethargic, not feeding well, please see your ED. This may not be related to the medications, but rather to an illness. Th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine): Hello, I have treated many people with allergy with antihistamines. Even though they are listed as non sedating, some people react to these medication ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
You can: Loratadine & Cetirizine are both in a class of medications known as non-drowsy long acting anti-histamines. Although they are in the same class, i sti ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Actually the desloratadine is associated with less somnolence than the loratadine on a general basis. Certainly side-effects that we experienced as ch ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Prescription: If oral antihistamine pills cause drowsiness it may be necessary to the doctor for a prescription nasal spray.

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