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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

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...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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My husband swears Loratadine doesn't work for him unless he takes 20mg BID. What is the highest SAFE dose take?

My husband swears Loratadine doesn't work for him unless he takes 20mg BID. What is the highest SAFE dose take?

Recommended dose: The recommended daily dose is 10 mg. It is fairly a safe medicine, but side effects may arise in high doses. It seems like he is tolerating the 40 mg/day dose. The high dose definition may vary from patient to patient according their body tolerance. As he requires a large dose, he might benefit from adding different class medicine, so that he can avoid the side effects from unconventional doses. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) are usually very safe, and we sometimes recommend doses higher-than-normal doses for certain conditions. But these conditions are best managed with the help of your doctor--see your doctor before taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 20 mg 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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I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus, but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. That said, I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so avoid this medication if possible. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Rarely, yes.: In certain situations of severe allergy such as chronic urticaria, recurrent anaphylaxis or mast cell activation disorders, it would be recommended to take higher than normal doses antihistamines. Be sure you are consulting with your physician if normal daily doses of antihistamines are not helping you. ...Read more

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How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Depends, 1 daily: If you are using Claritin for control of allergic nasal and eye symptoms, one tablet a day is all you need. If you are using Claritin for other medical condition such as chronic hives then your allergist may recommend a higher dose such as twice daily or even 3 times daily. If you are using Claritin more than once a day you should be using the medication under direct allergist supervision. ...Read more

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Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Yes: They work differently to control allergy symptoms. The combination may work better than either one alone. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) only once?

Yes: Assuming no history or reacting to Claritin (loratadine) or medicines it, one can take claritin (loratadine). It is labelled to be used once a day. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) take to work?

About 1.5 hours: The onset of clinical symptom relief is about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). To read the study that compares this to zyrtec and Allegra go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489. ...Read more

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Is it ok. To take two Claritin (loratadine) a.Day?

Claritin (loratadine): Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and twelve hours later if the need arises. ...Read more

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Can you take fexofenadine and loratadine together?

Can you take fexofenadine and loratadine together?

Yes: If there is sever itching then you may need to take both but I would space them out so fexofenadine would be used in the am and Loratadine at night. Even better - substitute ceterizine instead of loratadine. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinexdm with Claritin (loratadine) d?

Yes: You can take claritind during daytime and mucinexdm at evening time. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2 Claritin (loratadine) a day?

Not recommended: Taking more than the recommended Claritin (loratadine) dose can result in increased incidence of its side effects. If you have allergy symptoms despite Claritin (loratadine) use, further otc or prescription medications may be needed. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) d take to work?

Claritin (loratadine) D: Hello, this is a complicated answer in that claritin-d is a combination medication. The onset of Claritin is within 3 hours and the pseudofed will begin it's effects in the nasal cavity within 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How long it take for Claritin (loratadine) to work?

About 1.5 hours: Onset of clinical relief is about 1 hour for zyrtec and Allegra and about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). To read the study, go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489. ...Read more

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How many Claritin (loratadine) can u take in one day?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) or loratidine is an antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The fda-recommended dosage is 10mg once a day for adults. ...Read more

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Can I take two doses of Claritin (loratadine) at once?

Yes: Antihistamines are usually safe even when the dose is doubled. ...Read more

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Can you take more than 1 Claritin (loratadine) per day?

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

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) after taking canesoral?

Yes: Canesoral or Fluconazole is related to ketoconazole. These antifungals migh inhibit Loratadine metabolism reulting in increased concentration. This increase appears not to be of concern. ...Read more

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How much time does it take Claritin (loratadine) to work?

Who knows: Work for what? Claritin supposedly starts working within 90 minutes. But Claritin is also the weakest binding antihistamine sold over the counter. Personally, I feel Claritin is a waste of money. Use a stronger antihistamine like fexofenadine or Cetirizine which cause minimal to no sedation. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only at nighttime because it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Should I take Claritin (loratadine) in morning or evening?

Shouldn't matter: I say take it when you feel most symptomatic or are likely to remember to take it. ...Read more

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How long should it take for my Claritin (loratadine) to work?

How long should it take for my Claritin (loratadine) to work?

Up to 1 hour: Claritin (loratadine) can work relatively quickly in most people. That is, it usually works within 30 minutes. However, in some people it may take up to 60 minutes to have its full effect. If it is not working within that time, or if the duration of effect becomes less and less, seeing an allergy specialist for allergy testing would be recommended as other treatments may be more effective. ...Read more

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Does it take a few times for Claritin (loratadine) d to work?

Not necessarily: Many patients will experience relief of symptoms with Claritin (loratadine) d within 1.5 hours even with one dose. However, more continued doses will establish a steady state and perhaps provide even a little better relief. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 3 Claritin (loratadine) pills daily?

Possibe sedation: Above 10 mg per day, the risk of drowsiness with Claritin (loratadine) goes up. If you are needing that much medication, I would suggest you switch to a different antihistamine or see your doctor to find out why you need so much claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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How many days does an overdose of loratadine take to kill you?

How many days does an overdose of loratadine take to kill you?

Please get help now.: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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How long does it take childrens Claritin (loratadine) to work?

1-2 weeks: If there are absolutely no improvements in about a week, I tend to switch people over to zyrtec. It can be a little sedating for some, but I have found it to be much more effective than claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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How long will it take for my Claritin (loratadine) to kick in?

About 1.5 hours: Onset of relief of symptoms will take about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). This information can also be found at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489
other studies show that onset could take up to 3 hours. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take two Claritin (loratadine) a day?

Sometimes: While the usual dose of Claritin (loratadine) is 10 mg once a day, there are circumstances where allergists may use higher doses to treat persistent hives. Drowsiness in more likely to occur with higher than recommended doses of claritin, (loratadine) but in general, severe or significant side effects are unlikely. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 2 Claritin (loratadine) pills in a day?

Depends.: Some people will tolerate if fine with no problem. Some people may get sleepy from it. The problem with getting sleepy is that it can impair your judgement and affect driving. So be careful. ...Read more

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Should I take Claritin (loratadine) d at night or in the morning?

Morning: It's best to take claritin-d24 in the morning. Claritin-d12 is designed to be taken morning and evening. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) D that expired March of 2014?

Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use. The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read more