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Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?

Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?

Why?: why you want cut it in half the regular dose is 10 mg if you trying to give it to a child there is liquid zyrtec (cetirizine) with proper dosing based on age or weight ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (loratadine) (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one ? Anything serious would happen ?

What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (loratadine) (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one ? Anything serious would happen ?

Extra Claritin (loratadine): If you are in generally good health with normal kidney and liver function, and you are not taking other sedating medications, there are not likely to be serious consequences. The worst you might experience would be excessive drowsiness, sedation, etc so don't drive for 24 hours. Also do not consume alcohol or take other medications that are CNS depressants for 48 hours. ...Read more

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I wasn't allergic to my kittens when I 1st brought them home, but now, 5 months later, I am dying! (currently on 10mg claritin (loratadine).) why?

I wasn't allergic to my kittens when I 1st brought them home, but now, 5 months later, I am dying! (currently on 10mg claritin (loratadine).) why?

Please see below.: Sometimes you can get sensitized to an allergen (including, unfortunately, cat dander) over time. If avoidance of an allergen isn't an option, the next step is to see your doctor about additional medications and possibly allergy shots. ...Read more

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Can i take 2 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic urticaria?

No: Claritin (loratadine) is not approved at 20 mg. My experience is that zyrtec is better. Take 10 mg. You can add Pepcid otc in combination with the zyrtec for even greater efficacy. ...Read more

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How many weeks does it take for claritin (loratadine) 10mg to work? How long should I give it a try before deciding to switch to a different antihistamine?

How many weeks does it take for claritin (loratadine) 10mg to work? How long should I give it a try before deciding to switch to a different antihistamine?

A few hours: Claritin (loratadine) should start working within a couple of hours. If it doesn't not help at all, then switching to another won't do you much good. If it does help somewhat, then you may try the other alternatives which may possess more antihistamine effect than Claritin (loratadine). ...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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Antihistamines really hurt my stomach, took claritin (loratadine) 10mg this time now my stomach is killing me, why does it happen w anthistamines? Is it Dangerous?

Antihistamines really hurt my stomach, took claritin (loratadine) 10mg this time now my stomach is killing me, why does it happen w anthistamines? Is it Dangerous?

Antihistamines: Are known to cause severe hunger pains in some individuals, the newer ones as desloratadine or levo cetirizine might not cause this side effect. However, I see that you have LBBB, you need to be cautious using antihistamines, unless really needed, may cause heart rate problem in some patients, discuss with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I can't remember if I took my daily Claritin (loratadine) (Loratadine 10mg). I'm also on Zpack for upper respiratory infection. Is it okay to take one?

I can't remember if I took my daily Claritin (loratadine) (Loratadine 10mg). I'm also on Zpack for upper respiratory infection. Is it okay to take one?

Depends: If you can wait that's best. If your symptoms are bad, and you are above average body size, and many hours from the next usual dose - it is probably okay. If you are small or can wait - do. You can take it a few hours early and slowly get back to normal time if you want. Drink some extra water and try to sleep. That will help the URI and you'll be less annoyed. Best! ...Read more

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