U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if i take 2 tablets?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Perhaps.: Depends on how far away the expiration day is and there has been no report showing that expired Claritin (loratadine) products causing adverse health effects. And yes, you can take 2 if one does not work in general, it is preferable to use a product before the expiration date especially on products which are critical to one's health (epinephrine, insulin, antibiotic etc).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
It is OK: The origional dose studies were up to 40mg/day. The most cost effective dose for adults was the 10mg. The medication like this does not suddenly go bad like out dated milk so you are probably ending up with more than 10mg anyway.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 18, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.