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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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I accidentally took 2 loratadine 10 mg tablets and it says take once a day. Should I go to the doctors?

I accidentally took 2 loratadine 10 mg tablets and it says take once a day. Should I go to the doctors?

Sounds ok, but...: Some people try 2 loratadine (Claritin) per day because 1 per day did not help. The recommended dose is 1 per day, for use as an allergy medication. So, people who try 2 per day should go back to 1 per day if they did not see a big improvement when taking 2 per day. They should ask their doctors to confirm a diagnosis and ask which other medication can help, instead of taking 2 Claritin per day. ...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

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Can you take loratadine 20mg?

Yes, but why?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more

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Is loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

Is loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

Not in the USA: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. That was the most effective dose. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. This was not acceptable for marketing in the USA. The 10 mg dose was tested against Chlorpheniramine in order to find a non-drowsy dose and it worked. So for most 10 mg is fine. Worse allergy, 20mg would help and a few will develop drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can I take two loratadine tablets?

Can I take two loratadine tablets?

Yes, but why?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. If one is not working well, you may want to try otc fexofenadine or a steroid nasal spray. ...Read more

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When is best time to take loratadine?

When is best time to take loratadine?

Anytime: Since Loratadine is a non sedating antihistamine it can be taken either morning or night. ...Read more

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What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

Why?: Studies during development showed that the body was very tolerant to loratadine, with no significant side effects at twice the recommended dosage. However, they also found that there was no increased benefit with twice the dosage over the normal dose. Why take more if there is no benefit? ...Read more

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What amount loratadine is an overdose?

What amount loratadine is an overdose?

Loratadine: 10mg is the recommende dose, anythiing higher should be under medical guidance. Its safety has been studied up to 40mg a day, but it is sedating at that point. ...Read more

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I took 20mg of loratadine. Is that ok?

Yes: The recommended daily dose of Loratadine is 10mg, but the risk of harm at 20mg is very low. ...Read more

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What could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

What could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

Drowsy: If you are contemplating suicide, do call the suicide hotline ASAP. But even at the dose stated, Loratadine will likely make you drowsy and won't kill you. ...Read more

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Is loratadine lean the same as loratadine?

Is loratadine lean the same as loratadine?

Hardly: Purple drank or 'lean' is Codeine (narcotic, obtained illegally or diverted) + sedating antihistamine (usually Phenergan (promethazine) or compazine) + soda + candy (+/- alcohol). Loratadine is a non-sedating antihistamine, so very technically, one ingredient is in the same family, but no abuse potential with non-sedating antihistamines. For more info, see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/purple_drank. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

Don't do it!!!: 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, Although the adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. Taking higher doses, will increase your chances of developing heart rhythm problems. High doses of Loratadine have increased the QT interval of some patients. See: http://www. Nps. Org. Au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2013/drugs-QT-invterval ...Read more

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How long does it take for loratadine to work?

Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it. ...Read more

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What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

Try another medicine: Fortunately there are several good over the counter antihistamines besides loratadine. If the over the counter medicines do not help then see a doctor for prescription medicine. An allergist can help identify what triggers your symptoms and find the best treatment. ...Read more

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Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Daily dose: Adult dosage of loratadine should not exceed 10 mg per 24 hours in normal people. In people with kidney or liver impairment, the dosage should not exceed 10 mg every 48 hours. Reference: Medscape Drug Refernce ...Read more

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Can I use 10mg of Loratadine on a regular basis?

Can I use 10mg of Loratadine on a regular basis?

Yes but: No harm buy taking it regularly but it is not a good idea to take a medication indefinitely without a definite diagnosis. If you need it throughout the year I will recommend allergy testing done by an allergy and immunologist. Take a drug holiday every now and then, do not take it for few days in a row and see what happens. This info will help allergy specialist. ...Read more

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How much loratadine syrup should an adult take?

10 milligrams: Depending on the strength of the solution the quantity may differ. The 10 milligram dose is standard for an adult. ...Read more

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Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Why: Most studies show no significant side effects at this dose level in adults. They also show no increase in benefit by doubling the dose. Perhaps a trial of fexofenadine would be in order to see if another non sedating antihistamine would be more effective for you. Each person needs to find the med that works best for them. Its a bit more expensive, but sometimes works better. ...Read more

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Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Depends: If you cannot take pseudophed due to medical conditions then no. BUT
CLARITIN D is a prepackaged form of that combination that is over the counter.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is safe ...Read more

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Can an adult safely take more than 10mg of loratadine?

Yes, but why?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is loratadine and what does it do?

Can you tell me what is loratadine and what does it do?

Antihistamine: Loratadine is a new generation antihistamine that is marketed as Claritin (loratadine). This antihistamine is approved for treating allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and hives. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much loratadine is an overdose?

Why?: Better follow the prescribed instructions or the labels on OTC box, if you believe yourself or anybody else overdosed, call poison control center in your area or go to ER ...Read more

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Is 20mg of loratadine safe to take if 10mg is not Working?

Is 20mg of loratadine safe to take if 10mg is not Working?

Not unsafe: But what are you treating? If it isn't working at the regular dose for whatever problem, you'd better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I safely take two 10 mg doses of loratadine in one day?

Can I safely take two 10 mg doses of loratadine in one day?

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

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Loratadine 10 mg can be used three times daily or twice daily?

Generally once: Loratadine is generally taken once daily. There are circumstances when increasing the dose to 20-40mg split twice daily is warranted, but these doses should be prescribed by a physician. There is no added benefit in taking it three times daily ...Read more

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Is 200mg of loratadine a high dosage and if so what can it cause?

Yes OVERDOSE: Loratadine is a 10 mg daily pill.
200 mg is 20 pills. Far too much.
If you took 20 pills you better get a friend, call ambulance and get seen at ER fast. Overdose decreased respiration.
If you made a math mistake- Your forgiven. ...Read more