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Claritin D Doesn T Work
Occasionally: It really depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Some people feel better after using Claritin for non-allergic issues, largely because antihistamines like Claritin can dry out the nasal passage. This can reduce a runny nose or mild nasal congestion, even if they're non-allergic in nature. Claritin is fairly weak, however, and other non-drowsy options like Allegra can be more helpful. ...Read more
What to do if i've got always used alegra but its not helping. Would Claritin (loratadine) d be better?
Can Zyrtec be used as prophylactic therapy like Claritin (loratadine)? I never respond well to claritin (loratadine). I feel it doesn't prevent much and I wind up on Zyrtec d.
I took Claritin (loratadine) but i meant to take Claritin (loratadine) D. Can I take Claritin (loratadine) D in a few hours?? I'm so congested
Claritin (loratadine): The recommended daily dose of claritin (loratadine) is 10mg a day, so the by the book answer is no, you should not… Many people though need more antihistamine than that when having an allergic reaction so you it is possible and safe to take an extra 10mg, but I would suggest in your case is to buy some plain sudafed (the D in Clariitn in D) and take that two times today instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Otc phenylephrine doesn't work for me, but pseudoephedrine does. However, it can make me jittery. What should I try? Children's dose, perhaps?
Doc told me to take 25 iu vitamin d daily. Can find 25 micrograms but not 25 iu. Does such a low dose exist? I did query it but not helpful. Confused!
Doc is confused or..: Either your doc is confused or you misunderstood him or her. No matter what your doc said, most adults need 5000-8000 iu of vit d3http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv/day in the winter months to attain optimal levels, so i strongly advise you take at least 5000 iu/day ; supplement with vit k if your diet is not rich in it. See http://bit.Ly/166dliq ; http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective "long term" medications for stuffiness is usually nasal steroid sprays or a combination of nasal antihistamine + steroid in one. Most need a prescription, but recently nasacort (triamcinolone) has fda approval for sale "over the counter" without a prescription. If these are ineffective, see an allergist and get at the root cause of the problem. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to treat my allergies? I've tried zyrtec and Claritin but they don't work.
Most likely: If you're sure you have allergies (presumably you're referring to pollen, etc) and aren't allergic to any of the ingredients in brand name Benadryl or generic diphenhydramine, then sure, it's worth a try. But beware that Diphenhydramine may cause drowsiness & sleepiness as well as dry eyes, dry mouth, urinary retention & constipation. It's used in some otc to help induce sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: There are both allergic and non-allergic causes of allergic rhinitis, which causes symptoms such as runny nose. If your runny nose is the result of allergies then it should be helpful. However, if your runny nose is the result of an non allergy source than Claritin (loratadine) will not be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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