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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

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


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Can i take clariten d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold and congestion together for the best results?

Can i take clariten d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold and congestion together for the best results?

Yes: I don't think the Claritin will help much but the "d" will shrink the nasal linings and improve airway. Make sure the Mucinex (guaifenesin) doesn't contain decongestant if you are taking Claritin d. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin secretions but works better when hydrated. Consider nasal saline rinses a few times daily, humidifier, and 3-4 days of afrin. ...Read more

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I know there is clariten d and allegra d for allergies, but are there any eye drops and nasal sprays that are equally effective?

I know there is clariten d and allegra d for allergies, but are there any eye drops and nasal sprays that are equally effective?

Nasal sprays: Topical steroid nasal sprays are available by prescription. They are the most effective treatment for allergies affecting the nose and some have shown improvement in eye symptoms as well. They are safe and 1 product is approved by fda for use down to 2 years old. It's well worth a trip to the doctor. Avoid over the counter nasal sprays; a person can develop dependency and rebound if over used. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) d help my cold?

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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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinexdm with Claritin (loratadine) d?

Yes: You can take claritind during daytime and mucinexdm at evening time. ...Read more

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What if i took 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in 18 hrs?

Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadine) d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin (loratadine) that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) d take to work?

Claritin (loratadine) D: Hello, this is a complicated answer in that claritin-d is a combination medication. The onset of Claritin is within 3 hours and the pseudofed will begin it's effects in the nasal cavity within 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

yes: Claritin-d is is an antihistamine decongestant combination. Guaifinesin is helps to thin mucus (an expectorant). Both act differently and may be used together. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) d stay in your system?

How long does Claritin (loratadine) d stay in your system?

3-5 days: The average half-life of Claritin (loratadine) is 8 hours meaning that half the dose is gone/metabolized after 8 hours and after 8 more hours another half is gone. Doing the math, the Claritin (loratadine) is effectively out of a person's system in 3-5 days, except in geriatric patients it could possibly take up to 10 days. ...Read more

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Does it take a few times for Claritin (loratadine) d to work?

Not necessarily: Many patients will experience relief of symptoms with Claritin (loratadine) d within 1.5 hours even with one dose. However, more continued doses will establish a steady state and perhaps provide even a little better relief. ...Read more

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What to tale if Claritin (loratadine) d doesn't help stuffiness?

Nasal steroid spray: The most effective "long term" medications for stuffiness is usually nasal steroid sprays or a combination of nasal antihistamine + steroid in one. Most need a prescription, but recently nasacort (triamcinolone) has fda approval for sale "over the counter" without a prescription. If these are ineffective, see an allergist and get at the root cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) D that expired March of 2014?

Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use . The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) d is making me feel so weird, what should I do?

Stop it: If you are experiencing problems while on Claritin (loratadine) d then stop it and try a different antihistamine without decongestant. ...Read more

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What happens if i accidentally take 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in one day?

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

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Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Take as directed: It is wise to always take medicine as prescribed or as directed on the information that is on the package it came in. As with any medicine, it is potentially harmful to take more than was recommended . If this has happened, you should seek the help of a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more