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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day for 6 months?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day for 6 months?

Yes: Claritin is a very safe, non-sedating antihistamine. It is effective for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Thus, if you have allergy symptoms for 6 months, it is ok to take that. However, if you have more severe allergies, a nasal steroid spray might be more helpful. I would also recommend you see an allergist to find out what it is that is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How does Claritin (loratadine) help my allergies?

How does Claritin (loratadine) help my allergies?

Blocking histamine: Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines. These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you. ...Read more

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Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Better not: exceed the recommended dosage, if you think your symptoms aren't controlled, better seek medical advice, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day for 6 months?

Yes: Claritin is a very safe, non-sedating antihistamine. It is effective for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Thus, if you have allergy symptoms for 6 months, it is ok to take that. However, if you have more severe allergies, a nasal steroid spray might be more helpful. I would also recommend you see an allergist to find out what it is that is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i take Claritin (loratadine) allergy with Vicks vapoinhaler together?

Can i take Claritin (loratadine) allergy with Vicks vapoinhaler together?

Yes: They will not interact with each other. Drink plenty of fluids as well. ...Read more

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How old to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

Not sure: Not sure what this is asking but any medication should be purchased by an adult and the directions on the label should be followed. ...Read more

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When if the bes ttime to take Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

When if the bes ttime to  take Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

Morning: Claritin (loratadine) is a once daily, non-sedating antihistamine. Though it is advertised to last 24 hours, it generally lasts about 17 or 18 hours. Thus, to get "all day" relief, it is best taken in the morning. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

Adult: All otc meds should be purchased by and the use supervised by an adult - 18 years and older. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine otc?

See below: There is no age restriction. Claritin (loratadine) d, with psuedafed, does have a restriction. And needs to be purchased directly from the pharmacy. You have to have a legal id to purchase. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more

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Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Claritin (loratadine) ok: the major interactions with Stelara (ustekinumab) (mAb against IL-12 and IL-23) include decreased vaccine efficacy and concern for immune suppression when added to other suppressive drugs. Use of Claritin is ok. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

10mg/day--adult: 10mg/day is the usual recommended dose and 5mg for the little ones. Research result showed that higher dosage confers no addional benefit, but taking more than 10mg will only waste your nickle. It is classified as nonsedating antihistamine, but very low incidence of grogginess/excessive sedation. If you have trouble and Claritin (loratadine) not helping adequately, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

? Sinusitis: tonsillectomy wouldn't help, except removal of infected tonsillitis, and that again won't help not getting sore throat, visit your doctor, who might refer you to an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...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