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I have benign prostatic hyperplasia. Can taking Claritin (loratadine) aggravate my symptoms?

I have benign prostatic hyperplasia. Can taking Claritin (loratadine) aggravate my symptoms?

Yes. : Claritin (loratadine) has an anticholinergic effect on nerves like most antihistamines. It is middle of the road in anticholinergic effect. This can cause worsening BPH symptoms. Talk to your doctor about changing to an antihistamine with no anticholinergic effect such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) or fenofexadine (allegra), . ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects include liver damage, seizures, & low platelet counts. I have been in practice for 29 years and have occasionally seen drowsiness, headache and abdominal pain associated with Claritin (loratadine) but none of the others so far and its a very commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Side effects from claritin (loratadine)?

Side effects from claritin (loratadine)?

Feeling tired: Fatigue is the most common side effect followed by abdominal pain, headache and dry mucous membranes. More rare but serious side effects include allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, bronchospasm or liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking two claritin (loratadine)?

Side effects of taking two claritin (loratadine)?

Not much: Many people are prescribed antihistamines at greater than standard doses to treat various conditions. Taking two of the standard 10mg tablets should not do much other than possibly make you sleepy. If you are going to take two don't drive or plan on working after you take them. ...Read more

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Having severe side effects from Claritin (loratadine) after taking it 11 hours ago, how do I stop them or just ride them out?

Time: If this is indeed from claritin, (loratadine) the side effects should start fading by now but may take 24 hrs to subside. Do note that it is unusual to have serious side effects from Claritin (loratadine) with drowsiness being the most common (still. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from loratadine is this normal?

Antihistamine: Loratadine is a new generation antihistamine marketed as claritin (loratadine). While most patients do not experience significant side effects (usually very well tolerated), some people may have drowsiness (especially at higher than usual dose), dry mouth or headache. These side effects were similar to those taking placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

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