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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).

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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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My baby is 22 months old, and I think he ate a Claritin tablet accidently?

My baby is 22 months old, and I think he ate a Claritin tablet accidently?

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!: Take this as a warning that a curious little kid or toddler can and will be able to get into almost any packaging. And please take the threat seriously. Contact a local hospital or board of health and go online for more information about tox lines, prevention, first aid. This is not a one-time occurrence but a wake up call to parents! ...Read more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Alternate between allegra, claritin, and zyrtec every 2-3 months to keep the allergies in control. ...See more

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I take prescribed Claritin with psudophedrine in it will it show positive on a drug test it has 120mg per pill I take twice daily ?

I take prescribed Claritin with psudophedrine in it will it show positive on a drug test it has 120mg per pill I take twice daily ?

Yes: The pseudophed may show up as amphetamine but if sent for a GC/LC MS confirmation it will show that it is pseudophed not other amphetamines ...Read more

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Can I use Claritin as a substitute for clarinex?

Can I use Claritin as a substitute for clarinex?

Yes: Clarinex has only slight differences in chemical structure from the original product of Claritin and in my clinical experience you will not notice any difference in relieving your allergy symptoms. The generic of claritin, loratadine, is also much less expensive and is available at most drug stores. ...Read more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Tip)

Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS)

Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin, or Benadryl can help treat irritative symptoms. ...See more

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I still get a stuffy nose , I have used flonase, sudafed, claritin, saline spray, I have been off afrin for over a month now, what else can I do?

I still get a stuffy nose , I have used flonase, sudafed, claritin, saline spray, I have been off  afrin for over a month  now, what else can I do?

See your doctor: There are a couple of other medications he can try. If these do not work you may need to see an allergist for allergy testing. ...Read more

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How effective is Claritin d to help with allergy asthma?

How effective is Claritin d to help with allergy asthma?

Antihistamines help: Claritin +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Generic singulair works well with Claritin in better treating inhalant allergies! ...See more

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Does Claritin work even if you don't have allergies?

Occasionally: It really depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Some people feel better after using Claritin for non-allergic issues, largely because antihistamines like Claritin can dry out the nasal passage. This can reduce a runny nose or mild nasal congestion, even if they're non-allergic in nature. Claritin is fairly weak, however, and other non-drowsy options like Allegra can be more helpful. ...Read more

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