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I gave my daughter Claritin (loratadine) a few months ago& want to give her some tonight.I noticed the box says 2 yrs and up?What is the dosage for 10 Mnth 19 lb

I gave my  daughter Claritin (loratadine) a few months ago& want  to give her some tonight.I noticed the box says 2 yrs and up?What is the dosage for 10 Mnth 19 lb

No dosage. : There is no dosage for a ten month old. That is why the box says 2 years old and up. Please seek the advise of a physician before giving a ten month old any medicine. ...Read more

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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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What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

Sometimes sedation: Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating. Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat. ...Read more

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Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.

Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.

Potency: Although the doses are not equal they are equivalent in potency. That is the drugs will have equal efficacy at controlling congestion, runny nose etc. The doses are different because they are different compounds and those compounds are of different weight and size. ...Read more

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My ear drum and the air tube are tight. Dr recommended Claritin (loratadine) for 10 days, what can I take for the pain and it what dosage the pain sucks hard?

My ear drum and the air tube are tight. Dr recommended Claritin (loratadine) for 10 days, what can I take for the pain and it what dosage the pain sucks hard?

Nasal spray: Claritin does not decongest the nose and thus would not do much to keep your ear tubes open, You will likely get better result with a steroid nasal spray although it may take a few days. If ears remain blocked after a few days of nasal steroid, consider seeing an ENT ...Read more

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How long does a dose of claratin last?

How long does a dose of claratin last?

24 hours: Claritin (loratadine) should last 24 hours but everyone metabolizes the drug differently. When Claritin (loratadine) was given by prescription some people would be prescribed it twice daily to maximize effect although this does increase sedation. ...Read more

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Can i give another dose of Claritin (loratadine) to my child?

Antihistamine: Claritin (loratadine) is given only once a day. Wait another 24 hours to repeat the dose. ...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 claratin cause headaches if you miss a dose?

No: Missing a dose of Claritin (loratadine) would not cause headaches. Your allergy symptoms would return or worsen. ...Read more

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