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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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Can i take Claritin d 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) at morning and night every day?

Can i take Claritin d 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) at morning and night every day?

Claritin-D: Claritin (loratadine)-d 12 hour can be taken twice daily chronically but it can have side effects. Taking a decongestant can lead to hypertension or insomnia. I would recommend trying claritin-d in the morning and just standard Claritin (loratadine) at night. This would give you the best treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How effective is Claritin (loratadine) d to help with allergy asthma?

How effective is Claritin (loratadine) d to help with allergy asthma?

Antihistamines help: Claritin (loratadine) +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read more

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How long does it take for claritin-d to work.

How long does it take for claritin-d to work.

1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metabolized to the active product with relief beginning within 1 to 3 hours. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

What are side effects  of taking  Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

No unique reaction: Unlikely that most medications will react differently in ms patients. However, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may make things worse, but not fully understood. One must be prudent in using any med that can affect the immune system to avoid adverse immune interactions. But Claritin is fine as are many other allergy meds, as this involves histamine. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) d stay in your system?

How long does Claritin (loratadine) d stay in your system?

3-5 days: The average half-life of Claritin (loratadine) is 8 hours meaning that half the dose is gone/metabolized after 8 hours and after 8 more hours another half is gone. Doing the math, the Claritin (loratadine) is effectively out of a person's system in 3-5 days, except in geriatric patients it could possibly take up to 10 days. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and i tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Take as directed: It is wise to always take medicine as prescribed or as directed on the information that is on the package it came in. As with any medicine, it is potentially harmful to take more than was recommended . If this has happened, you should seek the help of a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can i take Claritin d 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) at morning and night every day?

Claritin-D: Claritin (loratadine)-d 12 hour can be taken twice daily chronically but it can have side effects. Taking a decongestant can lead to hypertension or insomnia. I would recommend trying claritin-d in the morning and just standard Claritin (loratadine) at night. This would give you the best treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin D 12 hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine) with NyQuil?

Not recommended: both have decongestants in them so I would not. Claritin (loratadine) D is an antihistamine and decongestant combined, NyQuil typically has decongestants and cough suppressants. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get drunk after taking a Claritin D 12 Hour (pseudoephedrine and loratidine)?

Never: It's never safe to get drunk regardless. However I'd doubt taking the Clarin D would affect your drunkenness one way or another. ...Read more