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what could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Drowsy: If you are contemplating suicide, do call the suicide hotline ASAP. But even at the dose stated, Loratadine will likely make you drowsy and won't kill you.

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What is lorotadine?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Claritin (loratadine): Loratidine is a decent nondrowsy allergy med, Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec are also available without prescriction.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Loratadine syrup if taken 12 hours instead of 24 what will happen?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 28 years experience
May be sleepy: Generally i don't recommend exceeding the recommended dose of a medication without talking with your doctor, since the effects can vary depending on age and other health conditions. Higher than recommended doses can cause more sleepiness.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Try another medicine: Fortunately there are several good over the counter antihistamines besides loratadine. If the over the counter medicines do not help then see a doctor for prescription medicine. An allergist can help identify what triggers your symptoms and find the best treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take 20 mg loratadine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you take loratadine 20mg?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule.

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