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What happens if I take 3 claratins?

What happens if I take 3 claratins?

No added benefit: Research has shown that there was some benefit going from 5mg to 10 mg dose, but after that there isn't any and so the max dose was set at 10. It is a nonsedating antihistamine and so I would venture to say that likely you will not feel much different at all. If you have bad allergies symptoms, consult your doc for evaluation and treatment rather oding yourself with claritin (loratadine). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is claritan d good for colds?

Is claritan d good for colds?

Yes, it can help.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Does claritan make children hyper?

Does claritan make children hyper?

It's unusual, but...: It does happen. Typically, non-sedating antihistamines are well tolerated by children, and the more common side effect is modest sedation. That being said, I have cared for a few kids through the years who have had atypical responses to claritin-like medications. I wonder if tour child has the same response to Diphenhydramine (aka, benadryl). ...Read more

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Will taking two claritons harm you?

Will taking two claritons harm you?

No: This antihistamine will not be harmful if you take two although there is no evidence of an additive effect. ...Read more

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Should you take clariton for a cold?

Should you take clariton for a cold?

Can but: It is not going to do much for you. The older antihistamine (benadryl, chlortrimeton etc) possess anti-cholinergic activities which may reduce the runny nose, but the newer ones don't possess much if any of this property. ...Read more

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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 you take clariton d 12 hour twice a day?

Yes...but....: Claritin (loratadine) -d 12 hr can be taken twice a day but the 'd', or decongestant, in this drug may keep you awake if taken in the evening. ...Read more

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How come I get shaky when I combine claratin?

Claritin (loratadine): You are combining Claritin (loratadine) with what? Claritin (loratadine) d has a decongestant that causes side effects such as tremors and palpitations. If this is what you are taking, you can take otc plain Claritin (loratadine) without decongestant and you will avoid the side effects. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to take a claritan every 12 hours?

Unlikely: The usual dose of Claritin (loratadine) is once daily. In some circumstances, higher the usual doses of Claritin such as every 12 hours may be used for severe itching or hives. However, this should only be done under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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Can I develop an immunity to clariton so it won't work anymore?

See below: People can develop a tolerance to medications. If Claritin does not help, you may want to try allegra, and/or discuss possible nasal steroid sprays with your doctor. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 clairiton d 12 hour 4 hours apart will I be ok?

Yes: But be cautious later, the problem isn't with the claritin (loratadine) part, it is rather the "d" that is the? Problem, it is the pseudoephedrine, the "d"econgestant, it can lead to temporary elevation of blood pressure, or other side effects. Skip the next dose for the day, as you don't want to exceed 240 mg of pseudoephedrine in 24 hours from all sources, good luck ...Read more

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What is clariton, I would like to what exactly is it? What does it do?

What is clariton, I would like to what exactly is it? What does it do?

Antihistamine: It is a non drowsy antihistamine. It helps in allergy. Treats stuffy nose, nasal drainage, itchy eyes and other allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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I would like to know what is clariton, is it tablets, what is it good for?

I would like to know what is clariton, is it tablets, what is it good for?

Allergy med: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine commonly used for the treatment of indoor or outdoor allergies. Claritin (loratadine) comes in tablets, liquid gels, chewables, and liquid for children. ...Read more

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What should I do if I accidentally took 20 mg of claritan for 5 days? Overdosed on claritan unintentionally.

What should I do if I accidentally took 20 mg of claritan for 5 days? Overdosed on claritan unintentionally.

Th: Th possible symptoms of an overdose Claritin (loratadine) can include
drowsiness
rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
headaches
feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (known as heart palpitations)
unusual body movements or muscle contractions
once the drug is absorbed in your body there is little that can be done other that monitor for the symptoms above and treat as indicated. If you experience pronounce symptoms listed above, go to the emergency department immediately. ...Read more

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Can claratin cause jitteriness?

Claritin (loratadine): In patients ages 6-12, safety studies did demonstrate some "nervousness." however, in adult patients, sedation was the most common side effect. If packaged with decongestants, "nervousness" was found in all age groups. ...Read more

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Can I take meclizine and claritan?

Can I take meclizine and claritan?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is used more for allergies and/or urticaria (itching), and Meclizine is used more often for dizziness/vertigo. Taking both together is ok, assuming you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo. If your dizziness persists despite taking Meclizine for a few days, then you will need to have your dr. Investigate other causes and possibly vestibular rehab may be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you drink while on clariton d?

Yes: I hope that your drinking issues are social and that you are not an alcoholic. If so this would be a good time to consider cutting back. ...Read more

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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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What is claritin/loratadine used for?

Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc. ...Read more

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Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so I wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until the Claritin (loratadine) wears off, about 24 hours? ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Rarely, but it can..: Antihistamines make people sleepy/groggy and Loratadine is actually classified as nonsedating. Rare, it can cause hyperactivity, especially in children; we don't know why it does that. Claritin-d which is in combo with a decongestant Pseudoephedrine which can cause hyperactivities/jitteriness/rapid heart rate etc. Consut doc if you hve trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) d help my cold?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) is an anti-histamine and is generally used to treat allergies and not colds. Sometimes, though, an anti-histamine can have a drying effect in the nose and cold symptoms can possibly be improved somewhat. ...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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What occurs if I took 2 claritin (loratadine)?

No problem: Antihistamine has a high safely of margin and in fact we sometimes do advise certain patients to double up on the dose if needed. ...Read more

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Do dayquill and clariten d workmwell together?

Do dayquill and clariten d workmwell together?

Antihistamines: I believe both have a decongestant in them, taking them together at 50 is not wise, you should see an allergist to control your symptoms rather than overdose on medications ...Read more

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How long Claritin (loratadine) stay in system?

Loratidine: The average half-life of loratidine (claritin) is about 8 hours. This means almost 90% of the drug is out of your system 24 hours after taking it (on average). ...Read more

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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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