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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i take 2 10mg claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic urticaria?

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Dr. David Fox
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Claritin (loratadine) is not approved at 20 mg. My experience is that zyrtec is better. Take 10 mg. You can add Pepcid otc in combination with the zyrtec for even greater efficacy.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What happens if you take 2 Claritin (loratadine) pills in a day?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Depends.: Some people will tolerate if fine with no problem. Some people may get sleepy from it. The problem with getting sleepy is that it can impair your judgement and affect driving. So be careful.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it ok.To take two Claritin (loratadine) a.Day?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Claritin (loratadine): Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and twelve hours later if the need arises.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to take two Claritin (loratadine) a day?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take Claritin (loratadine) twice a day?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
See a doctor: Claritin (loratadine) is supposed to be given once a day. If you have additional symptoms once you're taking that, you should see a doctor. Don't exceed the once a day dosing on your own.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you take more than 1 Claritin (loratadine) per day?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Recommended dose: The recommended dose is once a day. It is best to see a doctor if usual recommended doses are not helping. Often something different is required. Increased doses increase the risk of side effects.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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