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Can You Take 2 Claritin
Yes: Antihistamines are usually safe even when the dose is doubled. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Better not: Exceed the recommended dosage, if you think your symptoms aren't controlled, better seek medical advice, good luck ...Read more
Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if I took two 10mg loratadine tablets a few hours ago?
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
I have just been prescribed Citalopram (20 mg) for depression. I am currently taking loratadine for hayfever. Is it OK to take the two together?
Celexa/Loratadine: Combination is safe, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had a cough for several weeks I take Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec everyday. Two weeks ago I had a cortisone shot and still have not had any relief.
Yes: The two do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
The results from my last two cat scans shows no residual or recurrent heptacellular carcinoma. Is it safe for me to take Claritin (loratadine) d for allergies?
Like OK. Caution: Claritin-d is combination of a nonsedating antihistamine (loratadine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine) and should be ok to use, even mild/moderate liver disease. Congrats on having a tumor-free ct scan of your liver. Nevetherless, being 74, your prostate may be on a larger side and so taking this medicine may cause trouble with urination. A steroid nasal spray is safer. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is dimetapp cold and cough bad for a 6 yr olds who takes it everyday for over two months? My fiances son has really bad allergies and had been on childrens claritin. Recently, someone had switched him to dimetapp cold and cough after he did in fact get a
No, but...: If someone needs medicine like that for long periods of time, it is best to get at the root cause and find out what he is allergic to. Then you can eliminate or reduce the exposure to the problem instead of medicating the child. Get a referral to a good allergist from your pediatrician of family doc or even word of mouth and solve the problem. ...Read more
I'm having an allergic reaction to hair color. My scalp is very itchy. Should Claritin help? And can I take two 10 milligram tablets?
Unlikely: That claritin would help in this condition, you can try it, but don't exceed recommended dosage, only one tablet of 10 mg You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist, as you may need Rx medications, meanwhile, hydrocortisone cream 1℅ OTC can be applied to the affected areas 2-3 times / day. In the future you want to read the labels carefully and try a small area first, best wishes ...Read more
I take Claritin (loratadine) daily for chronic hives. Can I drink alcohol? Like a glass or two of wine?
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 have a sinus headache and I want to take ibuprofen but I already took Claritin (loratadine) allergy. Can I mix the two?
Yes: They are unrelated, and there are no significant interactions. Yes you can take both. In fact, usually i'll recommend a similar combination for hayfever, colds, etc. ...Read more
Hello, I took Claritin and used Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream about 24 hours ago, is it safe to take pepto bismol for an upset stomach, or is mixing the two bad?
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
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
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
Probably: Doubling the dose may not provide additional relief and may be more likely to cause sedation. ...Read more
Yes: The safety profile of this med is very forgiving. Unfortunately taking more doesn't give you better benefit. It is just so free of side effects it doesn't approach the downside of older antihistimines. ...Read more
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
He just took two daytime Claritin (loratadine). He has no known health problems, but will this effect him?
What to do if I had six little blue Claritin (loratadine) clear pills, mixed with two ibuporfens. What will this do to me?
Drowsiness: You will likely get some drowsiness with 6 Claritin (loratadine) tablets and perhaps a little stomach upset from the ibuprofen. The question is why would you do this? If you are trying to OD, please call the suicide hotline since I see little reason for using this combination of drugs. ...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
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
I took two OTC loratadine 3 hours apart this morning. Should I be concerned? 5'5" 125lbs - 50 yrs. Thank you
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