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Claritin D Non Drowsy
Have really bad nose congestion and I took one Claritin d non drowsy. I am starting to feel really tired, is this normal? Also, there isnt much relief
Yes but: Claritin can indeed cause drowsiness in a few people especially when the dose is doubled. On the other hand, th decongestant part (D) tends to keep people awake and thus your reaction is not common but not totally unexpected. We rarely use oral decongestant nowadays given that nasal steroid /nasal antihistamine are more effective with far less side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most.However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more
Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effect of antihistamines, though it tends to happen mostly in the very young or old. If you took a decongestant with it, then that can also cause hyperactivity. ...Read more
Claritin: Hello, I have treated many people with allergy with antihistamines. Even though they are listed as non sedating, some people react to these medications in an unexpected fashion. Sedation may still occur and if this is present, i usually recommend using this medication if needed at night before sleep. It will still work for 24 hours and may help with allergy and sleep. ...Read more
Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl. The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can take Claritin non drowsy for sneezy watery eyes- iam already taking azithromax antibiotic and advil. Can i take all 3?
Yes: There is no bad interaction between these 3 drugs. ...Read more
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