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Claritin Allergy Drugs
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?
Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.
Loratidine : Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more
Can i take Claritin (loratadine) d while on celexa? My allergies have been acting up and i'd like to take some claritin, (loratadine) is there a possible bad drug interaction I should be worried about?
Are there any non-sedative antihistamines that work like doxylamine? It is the only drug that helps my allergies. Claritin/lortadine do not help.
Yes: Doxylamine has anti-allergy power superior to almost every other antihistamine on the market, with the exception of Diphenhydramine (benadryl), which is also sedating. Other than claritin/loratadine, there are other non-sedating antihistamines such as allergra (fexofenadine). Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterizine) is generally non-sedating although ~5% feel sedated with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Claritin (loratadine) protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if i've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?
A friend said her doctor said only take Claritin or Zertec for allergies when you have COPD. Should I no take PM drugs which has Benadryl?
I want to take Claritin for allergies. I’m on Zoloft, Wellbutrin, vistaril (spelling), and trazodone. Any major drug interactions?
After taking loratadine and application of dermersone cream for mild eczema, red itchy spots appeared on my arms, legs, shoulders and back. After scratching, some of the spots burst and pus leaked out. Is this a side effect of the medicine or drug allergy
Exposure: All allergies are developed by an immune system reaction to the substance in question. Therefore, allergy requires previous exposure. If you are prone to allergy problems, you can develop an allergy to a particular substance at anytime after you become exposed to it. It sometimes take only a few exposures and other times it takes many exposures. ...Read more
Confirm, alternative: Allergy to antihistaminics is very rare. Fortunately other antihistaminics are availble to help control allergic symptoms. Confirmation is recommended since inactive ingredients of medications (such as corn starch or lactose) might also cause symptoms similar to allergic reaction. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine) d: This is a side effect of the decongestant in Claritin d. It is not an allergy. You can take plain Claritin and avoid the problem. For your nasal conestion i would try a saline nasal spray and if no help, ask your doctor for a prescription nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partially: I assume you mean hives or itchy rash from sun exposure (solar urticaria or polymorphous light eruption). Antihistamines can help treat the itch associated with the hives. If rash occurs often, taking an antihistamine daily may help. Sunscreen with uva and uvb blockers may help as well. These may not help other sun-sensitive rashes (eg, with lupus). See an allergist or dermatologist for more info. ...Read more
Read label: All otc medications come with instructions for use. ...Read more