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I am 14 weeks pregnant I took a Claritin D just once is that ok as long as I don't take it again or can it hurt baby?

I am 14 weeks pregnant I took a Claritin D just once is that ok as long as I don't take it again or can it hurt baby?

You're just fine: Claritin D won't hurt your baby even more than once, claritin (loratadine) is category B, while D (pseudoephedrine) is category C, with pregnancy, B is safer than C though, but both are safe, confer with your obstetrician on the next prenatal care visit, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

No meds best: Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and plain Claritin are considered safe, no decongestants in the first trimester (some say all during pregnancy). However the less the better. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant w/ constant all day all night coughing up yellow phlegm. Dr at 13 wks said use afrin (oxymetazoline) and claritin D. hasn't helped. Sinus infection?

17 weeks pregnant w/ constant all day all night coughing up yellow phlegm. Dr at 13 wks said use afrin (oxymetazoline) and claritin D. hasn't helped. Sinus infection?

Possible sinus infx: Coughing up yellow phlegm for what appears to be 4 weeks may certainly be related to a bacterial sinusitis. Also contributing to these symptoms may be rhinitis of pregnancy in which changes in hormones causes dilation of blood vessels and subsequent nasal stuffiness. A return visit to your OBGYN or your primary physician for an evaluation would be appropriate. Also avoid using Afrin too much. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin d and Allegra d together?

Can you take Claritin d and Allegra d together?

No: Because the additive doses of the d in both compounds may be too much for your heart or emotion. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin d with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Generally no: Amphetamine and sympathomimetics don't interact well and can cause arrhythmias, hypertension and other vascular and neurological side-effects. ...Read more

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Can I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

Can I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

You can: But together they could make you pretty drowsy. Be sure you don't need to drive. ...Read more

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Am I right that it's no issue to take 2 claritin-d liquid gels within an hour?

No: Claritin (loratadine) d is either every 12 hours or every 24 hours, don't take two in an hour, you will experience side effects from excess decongestant raising your blood pressure, givign you tremors and a rapid heart rate. Th is is not safe, . ...Read more

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I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?

I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?

Overdose?: Not really for the loratidine though minor side effects can occur but taking too many decongestants can induce hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, tremor and other side effects. It can occasionally be fatal though not at 6. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin d after taking two allerga?

Can I take Claritin d after taking two allerga?

Yes: Claritin D contains a decongestant which Allegra (as opposed to Allegra D does not). However if you need that much antihistamine you may find a nasal steroid working far better (needs several days to get optimal results) ...Read more

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Can I take dramamin Ifor I take Claritin D in the morning?

Yes: The are both antihistamines (plus decongestant with Claritin D) however at the usual therapeutic doses the most likely side effect will be sleepiness and dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can I take excedrin if I'm taking benzonatate and Claritin-D?

Can I take excedrin if I'm taking benzonatate and Claritin-D?

Which excedrin?: Avoid the excedrin formulation with caffiene, as it can interact with the claritin-d (the 'd' part), you can take only plain tylenol, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin d 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) at morning and night every day?

Claritin-D: Claritin (loratadine)-d 12 hour can be taken twice daily chronically but it can have side effects. Taking a decongestant can lead to hypertension or insomnia. I would recommend trying claritin-d in the morning and just standard Claritin (loratadine) at night. This would give you the best treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for claritin-d to work.

How long does it take for claritin-d to work.

1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metabolized to the active product with relief beginning within 1 to 3 hours. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d together?

No: Try to find plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and then can take togatheror find plaine Clarinex and take with mucnex d too uch d (sudafed makes you shaky not good for heart. ...Read more

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Claritin d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) can you take them together?

Yes: Claritin d combines an antihistamine (loratadine) with a decongestant (pseudo-ephedrine). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. These are safe to take together. Would make sure that Mucinex product is plain Mucinex and not mucinex-d (which also contains pseudo-ephedrine) before taking these together. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Yes: They both do different things. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant for helping to loosed mucus. Clariten d is an antihistamine and decongestant for nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin D 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) with NyQuil?

Not recommended: Both have decongestants in them so I would not. Claritin (loratadine) D is an antihistamine and decongestant combined, NyQuil typically has decongestants and cough suppressants. ...Read more

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I have cold and congestion. I took Claritin -d, is it ok to take my maxalt (rizatriptan) mlt 10 for headache?

Yes: However, both the "d" in clariten d and the Maxalt (rizatriptan) mlt can cause a feeling of a pounding heartbeat, so beware of this possible side effect. In fact whenever you mix medicines, they can increase some side effects. ...Read more

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Can I possibly test positive for something? I was told I had a plus 1 on my drug test and it would be sent to the lab. I do not do any drugs besides take Claritin-D 24 hour.

Once the results: Return - you can determine if the rerun test showed anything. Some things can cause false positives on drug screen panels. But you will need to see what it was positive for before you can see if that might be the cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Yes, but: Why zyrtec if you already took claritin d? If you feel symptoms aren't controlled you need to revisit your doctor, all the best ...Read more

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Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and I tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Claritin d?

Yes: Yes you can. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is an expectorant and an antitussive combined and Claritin d is an antihistamine and a decongestant combined. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took Benadryl at 11 PM for my allergies. Can I take my regular Claritin-D at 11 AM the morning after? Benadryl was a one time thing for night relief

No problem: But do realize that the D in Claritin may raise your blood pressure and may not be good as a long-term medication. Nasal steroid is usually more effective and safer in the long run. ...Read more

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I've taken 3 doses of mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max severe congestion relief today I'm over due for my next dose. Can I take Claritin -D instead now?

Yes: A good idea for self-medicating cold/sinus symptoms is to list your symptoms and present the list to the pharmacist who can guide you through the litany of options. If self-medication fails to improve symptoms or they worsen, best to consult a physician. That said, if you are otherwise healthy (and have no serious heart or blood pressure related condition) can now take the claritin-D. ...Read more

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I just purchased 24 hour Claritin D Non-Drowsy for allergies. Should I take this in the AM or PM? Can I consume alcohol while taking Claritin D?

I just purchased 24 hour Claritin D Non-Drowsy for allergies. Should I take this in the AM or PM? Can I consume alcohol while taking Claritin D?

A.m.: Because most of the decongestant is released during the day, you may have insomnia if you take it at night- even then the lingering effect of the decongestant may still disrupt your sleep. Yes there is no problem with alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin D for nasal congestion while on a beta blocker for POTS syndrome or is that contraindicated?

Can I take Claritin D for nasal congestion while on a beta blocker for POTS syndrome or is that contraindicated?

Not a good choice: I would not advise using a nasal decongestant while taking a beta blocker since the net result of the interaction or counter-reaction cannot be predicted. A nasal steroid will likely work far better than Clartin D without the potential side effects. ...Read more

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I take Prozac 20mg and wellbutrin (bupropion) XR 150mg once a day. Is it safe to take claritin-d for my allergies while on these meds?

Drug interactions: 1. Prozac and welbutrin (i think you mean xl) both potentially increase the level of claritin (loratadine). There should be normal liver enzymes on record as this is the mechanism that potentially causes problems.
2. There are other potential interactions between Prozac and welbutrin, especially with any seizures or head injury.
Discuss all with your doctor to be sure you are being safely monitored. ...Read more

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Can I take robbutison dj with Claritin d? I have a bad cough with mucus and stuffy nose? Do these interact with eachoher or is it bad

Yes.: Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine. The D portion is a decongestant, either pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Robitussin (plain, guaifenesin or DM, which also has dextromethorphan) are both compatible with claritin. These can all be taken together. (I assume the "dj" you wrote was a typo; if not, please clarify and resubmit your question.) Feel better! ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

Sinusitis: If it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. You can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. You can also try a nasal steroid like nasonex which are available over the counter now. Lastly, try nasal saline rinses and warm sinus compresses. ...Read more

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M 35, 160. took usual AM meds 40 prozac 40 pantoprazole 150 Wellbutrin (bupropion) 24 hr Claritin D. threw up 30 min later from overeating last night. Take again?

M 35, 160. took usual AM meds 40 prozac 40 pantoprazole 150 Wellbutrin (bupropion) 24 hr Claritin D. threw up 30 min later from overeating last night. Take again?

It depends: Ultimately my decision would depend on whether or not you saw the medications when you threw up. None of these medications are life-sustaining and therefore if you were to skip a day, nothing would happen. If you were sure that you threw up the medication, you could retake the Wellbutrin (bupropion). The others can definitely wait a day. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take Claritin D? D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears. On allergy shots but slow progress.

BP Concerns: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) D can be helpful for acute facial pain/pressure and congestion but has side effects which can be significant. If you have a history of blood pressure issues or other cardiac problems I would not recommend. Consider talking with Allergist about other possible treatment due to refractory disease. Drying agents like ipratroprium bromide sprays and methscapolomine can help ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Claritin d with Tylenol cold for my nasal congestion? Nothing seems to be working. Stuff nose watery eyes sneezing headache?

Is it okay to take Claritin d with Tylenol cold for my nasal congestion? Nothing seems to be working. Stuff nose watery eyes sneezing headache?

Yes: There are no interactions between Tylenol &Claritin D. The Tylenol should relieve your headache. The Claritin-D should improve your congestion and cold / allergy symptoms. If you happen to have diabetes or hypertension, understand that the decongestant (“D”) in the Claritin raises blood pressure and blood sugar, and it’s important not to take the medication if your conditions aren’t under control ...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