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Can I Take More Than 1 Claritin
Not recommended: One tablet a day is the recommended and approved dose. If you have certain specific concerns see an allergist. In patients with certain diagnoses using a higher dose is supported by the medical literature. ...Read more
It depends: There are two different doses of Claritin (loratadine) d - a twelve hour dose and a twenty four hour dose. Obviously, the 12 hour dose is recommended twice a day, 12 hours apart. If you were to take two 24 hour tablets, you would be getting the equivalent of 16 sudafed tablets. That could cause agitation, insomnia, rapid heart rate, and an elevation in blood pressure. That would not be recommended. ...Read more
Conflicting advice from two drs on Claritin (loratadine) d otc. One says take indefinitely, other stop?
D is decongestant: Claritin-d contains two drugs, an antihistaminic named Loratadine and a decongestant adrenergic called pseudoephedrine. It is best to use each drug according to what is intended for. Antihistaminics are to control histamine release and decongestant to reduce swelling and secretions. Continuous use of antihistaminics are helpful for perennial allergies, such as to dust mite. ...Read more
What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (loratadine) (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one? Anything serious would happen?
Extra Claritin (loratadine): If you are in generally good health with normal kidney and liver function, and you are not taking other sedating medications, there are not likely to be serious consequences. The worst you might experience would be excessive drowsiness, sedation, etc so don't drive for 24 hours. Also do not consume alcohol or take other medications that are CNS depressants for 48 hours. ...Read more
It may make u Drowsy: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. The 10 mg dose was tested in the us in order to find a non-drowsy dose and it worked. If your allergy symptoms are controlled with Diphenhydramine (benadryl-50% drowsiness) and not 10 mg loratadine, you can try a second 10 mg dose and it may help with a lot less drowsiness. ...Read more
No, but why take it?: You won't die if you take 5 or 6 Loratadine tablets (50-60 mg) but this antihistamine that doesn't cause sedation at the usual dose of 10 mg may make you drowsy at this higher dose. Such a high dose of Loratadine may be helpful for difficult to control hives but offers little advantage over the usual dose for treating allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more
Possibly: If you have allergies, you should really see an allergist for a detailed treatment plan tailored to your needs. Otherwise, otc antihistamines can be tried but Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest antihistamine out there. Try something like fexofenadine or cetirizine, both are stronger though they tend to cost a little more. ...Read more
The pharmacy suggested I take loratadine and certirizine, one AM and one Pm, which one should I take in AM?
Your choice: You can take your pick of either medication. If one tends to make you sleepy take that at night. Avoid driving if you do feel sleepy after taking the medication. ...Read more
Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).
How does Claritin (loratadine) work? I'm wondering what would happen when I take two, how does it effect my body. And if I take one and I still feel itchy, would taking two help control my symptoms more?
An antihistamine: Claritin, (loratadine) like all other antihistamines, blocks histamine receptors thus prevents histamine release, one major mediator, out of many, that cause allergy symptoms. If one tablet isn't controlling your symptoms, better see your doctor, you may need some other medicine ...Read more
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled. ...Read more
OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihistamine is inadequate, and you feel the need to take more. When that's the case, you'll do best by getting evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more
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I am currently taking one tablet a day of generic form of Claritin for my seasonal allergies. Sometimes they work great other times, like today, they don't work at all. My question is: Should I take more than one dose within 24 hours since they do seem to
Don't exceed dosage: Better not to exceed recommended OTC dosage unless seen by an MD, which you might want to do, as you might need another prescription medication to control your symptoms, goodluck ...Read more
I'm experiencing severe hay fever symptoms, took one 10mg Loratadine tab, got insufficient relief- can I take 5 or 10mg more?
You can, but...: You are unlikely to receive significant additional benefit from increasing the dose of loratadine in a case like this. Antihistamines are often inadequate to control the inflammation associated with moderate rhinitis. Furthermore, loratadine can take hours to reach its full effect. ...Read more
I'm having severe itchy burning head from hair color allergy. Can I take two Loratadine tablets 10 milligram? One isn't helping very much
Worthless: There is no role for loratadine in treating this type of allergic reaction. A physician needs to evaluate the reaction and treat appropriately. If sure of the cause, the best otc medication would be topical hydrocortisone. Step 1, of course, is to rinse away the hair dye as much as possible. ...Read more
Is it safe to take one diphenhydramine capsule after I've already taken one regular loratadine capsule? Both over-the-counter brands benadryl+claritin
Benadryl/Loratadine: One time use is safe. Beware of some sedation. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 10mg of Claritin and one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with lisinopril? Is there any interaction between Lisinopril and Benedryl?
Can You take one Claritin (loratadine) pill for allergies while on Depo shot? Would it effect? I'm having bad allergies at the moment that's why.
Similar medicines: All of these medicines are antihistamines. Taking combinations of antihistamines increases the possibility of side effects. If antihistamines are not working at recommended doses see a doctor. You may need a different type of treatment for your problem. ...Read more
My one year old daughter won't take her Claritin (loratadine) that was prescribed by get doctor. How can I get get to take it....Maybe mix it with some juice?
Mix it: You can try mixing the medication with juice, but aim for a quantity of juice you know she can drink easily. Alternately, you can look into the rapidly dissolving version of this medication. Ask your doctor if the dose of the rapidly dissolving Claritin (loratadine) is appropriate for your daughter. ...Read more
I was given Loratadine by an ENT doc for allergies & Hydroxyzine for anxiety. Can I take both at same time or just one?
Yes you can: But better hydroxyzine at night and loratadine in the morning. Don't exceed prescribed dosages, and keep the follow up with your doctors. Loratadine should be non sedating, however, in some it can cause sedation, so if that happens be cautious, and tell your doctor about it, as hydroxyzine is sedating too. Don't advance dosage of either on your own, best wishes ...Read more
Can you take more than one 24 hour allergy medicine a day? Like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra. Could you also do that in addition to a nasal Spary like
Yes: For non-sedating AH, you can take up to 4x a day. ...Read more
I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?
I can't remember if I took my daily Claritin (loratadine) (Loratadine 10mg). I'm also on Zpack for upper respiratory infection. Is it okay to take one?
Depends: If you can wait that's best. If your symptoms are bad, and you are above average body size, and many hours from the next usual dose - it is probably okay. If you are small or can wait - do. You can take it a few hours early and slowly get back to normal time if you want. Drink some extra water and try to sleep. That will help the URI and you'll be less annoyed. Best! ...Read more
I got an adverse reaction to advil. Rash all over. Looks like urticaria. I took one 10 mg claritin (loratadine). Can I take another soon after? Painful itchy hives
Yes: If the hives are itchy, you may up the dose of Claritin (loratadine) to 4 x daily but this may cause some drowsiness. Allegra is another option. If the problem gets worse, you will need to see your doctor. Consult an allergist to find out whether you are "sensitive" to all NSAIDs or only to Advil. ...Read more
2001-mixed histussin cough syrup w alergy med like claritin&had bad allergic reaction. Now OTC cold meds sumtimes trigger rash. Which ones can I take?
Allergy to meds: This is a complex problem. Best to make an appointment with an allergist to find out what you are allergic to and how to stay safe. ...Read more
Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) trazadone, keppra, plaquenil, zonegran, Claritin, vitamin B, airborne immune support, stratterra. Can I take these if pregnant? Which ones?
Using the general: Health education portion of HealthTap can't substitute for getting coordinated care with your obstetrician, psychiatrist and pharmacist. They need to examine the need for each of these and then balance the risks to use the medication with the risks if the medication is not used. This is not a simple task. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Unlikely: Although the usual dose of clartin is 10mg once a day for allergies and hives, an extra 10 mg is unlikely to result in significant or severe side effects. The most likely adverse effect would be mild drowsiness. Sometimes allergists will use higher doses of Claritin (loratadine) in the treatment of severe hives. ...Read more
No problem: This is not a dose level that is anything near toxicity. Hopefully it relieved your symptoms. ...Read more
Can you tell me how much time after starting Claritin (loratadine) before one should feel some results?
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