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I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

Nothing: Claritin (loratadine) and most other nonsedating third generation antihistamines are very safe. The initial studies for Claritin (loratadine) were done at 40 mg (4 times the currently recommended dose). If a physical symptom is experienced after using any medication at an excessively high dose, the best resource is the "poison control" center. They are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-poison1. ...Read more

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What happens if i accidentally take 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in one day?

What happens if i accidentally take 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in one day?

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

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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

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My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

Mgt: I think it should not result in harmful side effects. If you do notice any changes, please report them right away to your PCP. ...Read more

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I took Loratadine 10mg 4 hours ago and accidentally took another now. Will I be ok?

I took Loratadine 10mg 4 hours ago and accidentally took another now. Will I be ok?

YES: Very safe; however since you doubled the dose you may experience dry mouth, blurring of vision or tiredness ( rare). I suggest 8-10 glasses of fluids daily to flush this through your system. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I accidentally consumed two tablets of claritin (loratadine)?

Is it okay if I accidentally consumed two tablets of claritin (loratadine)?

Probably: Doubling the dose may not provide additional relief and may be more likely to cause sedation. ...Read more

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My baby is 22 months old, and I think he ate a Claritin (loratadine) tablet accidently?

My baby is 22 months old, and I think he ate a Claritin (loratadine) tablet accidently?

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!: Take this as a warning that a curious little kid or toddler can and will be able to get into almost any packaging. And please take the threat seriously. Contact a local hospital or board of health and go online for more information about tox lines, prevention, first aid. This is not a one-time occurrence but a wake up call to parents! ...Read more

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I may have accidentally taken twice the Normal dose of otc Claritin (loratadine). Do I need to seek medical attention?

No: Claritin (loratadine) is an oral antihistamine that has minimal side effects, even when taking a large dose. You will not have any problems with twice the dose. ...Read more