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A 42-year-old female asked:

tok a over-the-counter claritin (loratadine) 24 hour.doesn't say reditab or clariton d just 24 hour relief.i think i crushed it a little trying to swallow it.ok?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is inherently long-acting , it is the Claritin (loratadine) D which should not be crushed since this would eliminate the long acting aspect of the decongestant (D) and may produce too much stimulation from being crushed.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2015

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