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Claritin for children and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Claritin for children and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not recommended: Both Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are anti histamines. Claritin is long acting usually used once a day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is shorter acting. May be used 3-4 times a day. Since they both have action, recommended not to take it same time. ...Read more

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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


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I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

No: Antihistamines are in general a very safe class of medications. It would take a very high dose to cause serious side effects when Claritin (loratadine) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or combined especially with the long interval between the doses. ...Read more

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I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

I  give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

Claritin (loratadine) and benedry: Need more info. Why are you giving these drugs to your children? Have they been prescribed or what is going on? ...Read more

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How long does it take childrens Claritin (loratadine) to work?

How long does it take childrens Claritin (loratadine) to work?

1-2 weeks: If there are absolutely no improvements in about a week, i tend to switch people over to zyrtec. It can be a little sedating for some, but I have found it to be much more effective than claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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What is the best time of the day to give childrens claritin (loratadine)?

Pair it up: The best time to give a once daily med is when you pair it with another activity you already do daily.The effectiveness is not altered by when during the day it is given, you just need to remember to give it. ...Read more

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Can you give children Claritin (loratadine) with nurofen?

Yes: Antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) may be given along with Ibuprofen if the symptoms warrant. Of course the doses must be determined by the child's weight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Probably: The safety profile of the drug is quite good.What you loose after expiration is assurance of it's effectiveness. It is unlikely to hurt you but may not be as effective. ...Read more

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I gave my three year old children Claritin (loratadine) about 6 hrs ago and my wife gave he some a few min ago is that ok?

I gave my three year old  children Claritin (loratadine) about 6 hrs ago and my wife gave he some a few min ago is that ok?

How much?: Probably will be fine, maybe a little drowsy. Generally 5 mg would be a good daily dose. If he has taken 10 mg or so probably not going to be of significant concern. ...Read more