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Can I Take 20mg Of Claritin
Not a good idea: The above regimen is above the recommended daily dosing for antihistamines, and although your physician may recommend exceeding the daily doses for antihistamines in certain circumstances, i would only do so if advised by an allergist or your physician. ...Read more
I take Prozac 20mg and wellbutrin XR 150mg once a day. Is it safe to take claritin-d for my allergies while on these meds?
My doctor gave me prednisone 20mg daily for my itchy hives, can I still take my nightly doxepin and daily claritin 10mg?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one ? Anything serious would happen ?
Extra Claritin: 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
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
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 only at nighttime because it can make you drowsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sensitive when it comes to medication, i want to take Claritin but will it still work if i get the childrens kind?
Up to 1 hour: Claritin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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