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Claritin 20 Mg
Yes, but...: The over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays will do a much better job of opening up the sinuses to relieve the pressure much faster than the decongestant tablets. Keep rinsing your nose with nasal saline spray often, to keep the thick secretions from plugging the sinuses - you'll recover much more quickly if you keep the sinuses open and draining. ...Read more
Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more
Is there any risk of opportunistic diseases when taking Loratadine 30 mg/day regularly? I take 20 mg in morning, and 10 mg in evening when coughing.
Not helpful: Higher doses of Loratadine are probably not helpful. Cetirizine and fexofenadine are SIGNIFICANTLY stronger antihistamines than loratadine. See an ENT allergist or other allergist to talk about other medications, such as steroid nasal sprays and leukotriene inhibitors, allergy drops or shots. Cough with allergy is likely asthma, and an inhaler would be more helpful. ...Read more
I had 30 mg of Zyrtec on Monday, 40 mg of Claritin on Tuesday, and 30 mg of Claritin on Wednesday. When will it all be out of my system?
Med clearance: 50 - 60 percent clearance in 24-30 hours, then total clearance in 5-7 days ...Read more
2.5 mg: 2.5 mg first and if necessary 5 mg once daily. ...Read more
I gave my 1 year old some Claritin as however after 20 mins she vomited. Does that mean she vomited the Claritin? I didn't give her any more.
LIKELY: I generally consider any vomiting up to 30 min after dosing to have lost the whole dose.Between 30 min and an hour-half the dose, after an hour, none. Claritin is a mild med with few if any side effects, but I don't know if I would bother giving it until the kids tummy has settled. ...Read more