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is it possible for you to take two claritin (loratadine) a day?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: While the usual dose of Claritin (loratadine) is 10 mg once a day, there are circumstances where allergists may use higher doses to treat persistent hives. Drowsiness in more likely to occur with higher than recommended doses of claritin, (loratadine) but in general, severe or significant side effects are unlikely.
Answered on Jun 19, 2019
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