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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. James Dukelow
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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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What Claritin (loratadine) d side effects did u get?

What Claritin (loratadine) d side effects did u get?

Usually from the D: Claritin (loratadine) has minimal side effects, but the d (decongestant) Pseudoephedrine can have significant side effects including dry mouth, dry eyes, urinary retention, decreased appetite, GI upset and insomnia. ...Read more

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Took two 12 hr Claritin (loratadine) d. Shaky and nauseous. Anything to counteract effects that I can do.?

Took two 12 hr Claritin (loratadine) d. Shaky and nauseous. Anything to counteract effects that I can do.?

Avoid decongestants: Probably side effect of the decongestant in claritin-d. Will clear in 8-12 hrs. Advise avoiding Pseudoephedrine or other decongestants. ...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

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Is it safe to take Claritin (loratadine) d everyday while preg? I'm 30wks and been taking it for 2months nothing else helps. But im so worry bout effects!?! help?

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Discuss with OB: During your pregnancy- you should always ask your OB, before you take any medication-including otc drug. The Pseudoephedrine in the Claritin (loratadine) d is in pregnancy category c meaning in animal studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans. Claritin (loratadine), however, is safe to take- in catergory b. Stop it now until you discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Claritin (loratadine) for allergies?

Claritin (loratadine) side effect: Claritin (loratadine) can cause many side-effects. Most commonly, it can cause sedation; even though it is called "non-sedating" by the manufacturer. If you take any medication and note an adverse effect each time, you should assume a causse and effect relationship. ...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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What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

Sometimes sedation: Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating. Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat. ...Read more

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I had horrible allergies even though I took loratadine w/ decongestant I combined it w/ cetirizone & its under control are their any bad side effects?

I had horrible allergies even though I took loratadine w/ decongestant I combined it w/ cetirizone & its under control are their any bad side effects?

Overdosing Meds: Loratadine and cetirizine are both antihistamines, and carry side effects including sedation and drowsiness, among others. Increasing the dose of one agent, or combining agents, may increase the likelihood and severity of adverse effects and potential drug interactions. You should consult a physician before modifying medication instructions. ...Read more

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How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems? How rare is it

How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems? How rare is it

Well tolerated: Claritin reditabs (loratadine) is an over-the-counter newer generation antihistamine that is usually very well tolerated. Difficulty breathing should not be a side effect of this medication and if it is, that would be unusually rare. Since Claritin is used to treat allergies and allergies frequently co-exist with asthma, it is always a good idea to consider the asthma diagnosis with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarely will cause dryness. ...Read more

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Should I take Claritin (loratadine) all my life if I have running nose. If yes does it have side effects? Tell me please.

Chronic rhinitis: Very mild antihistamine. If gives good control no recognized long term problems. If still symptomatic see a board certified allergist. ...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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Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.

Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.

Loratidine: Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more

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Newer antihistamines are not anticholinergic. So why are side effects like constipation often reported for claritin (loratadine) for example?

Newer antihistamines are not anticholinergic. So why are side effects like constipation often reported for claritin (loratadine) for example?

Less anticholinergic: Newer generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) still have anticholinergic properties, but to a much lower degree compared with first-gen. Some patients remain highly sensitive to associated side effects. ...Read more

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Will side effects of loratadine like dry mouth and chest pain go away after 3 days of not using the loratadine?

Will side effects of loratadine like dry mouth and chest pain go away after 3 days of not using the loratadine?

Side effect: Antwanj,

Normally side effect from this type of medication will resolve within 2-3 days of stopping the medication. That being said, chest pain is not a typical side effect from this medication and should be evaluated by your medical provider. ...Read more

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I have had dry mouth and little chest pains side effects from loratadine for a day and a half, how long will it take for the side effects to leave?

I have had dry mouth and little chest pains side effects from loratadine for a day and a half, how long will it take for the side effects to leave?

8 hour half life: The half life is 8 hours, so within several days there should be hardly any active metabolites of this medicine in your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) Claritin and vistaril I'm med phobic bad afraid of side effects or dizziness but need to lower anxiety symptoms I stay lighheaded?

Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) Claritin and vistaril I'm med phobic bad afraid of side effects or dizziness but need to lower anxiety symptoms I stay lighheaded?

Not best combo: With higher degrees of anxiety I would recommend lexapro (escitalopram). Start at 10mg at night for couple weeks, then up to 20 mg nightly. Would not mix the combo u have. Drowsiness is the main issue. Would also recommend a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker to discuss and really have you get into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and diarrhea. If I try claritin, (loratadine) is it possible that I may not get the same side effects?

Stomach pain and diarrhea. If I try claritin, (loratadine) is it possible that I may not get the same side effects?

Claritin (loratadine): What did you take that you believe caused these symptoms anywa? . Claritin (loratadine) rarely produces GI problems. ...Read more

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How long does"24-hour" loratidine (i.E. Claritin) really stay with you? Maybe 16 hours, you think?

Great question!: Loratidine is metabolized to it's active metabolite, desloratidine which has a half life of 28 hours (range 9-96). This is very long acting but there is variability among individuals based on how your liver metabolizes it which is genetically determined. If you take a drug for 5 half lives, you develop a steady state blood level ie it's more effective if you take it every day than just occ doses. ...Read more

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What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

Why?: Studies during development showed that the body was very tolerant to loratadine, with no significant side effects at twice the recommended dosage. However, they also found that there was no increased benefit with twice the dosage over the normal dose. Why take more if there is no benefit? ...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