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Claritin Effects On Prostate
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
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
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
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
Took two 12 hr Claritin (loratadine) d. Shaky and nauseous. Anything to counteract effects that I can do.?
The question presented in this thread is about INTERACTION between Diphenhydramine and Loratadine, NOT the additive effects. Is there chemical interac?
No: To best of my knowledge there is no chemical interaction between the two except additive effect ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
If I stop taking Claritin (loratadine) will the side effects go away overnight and by that I mean in a 24 hour period? Or will it take a couple of days for all the medicine to be out of my system?
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
I was prescribed Loratadine for irritant dermatitis on chest. Are those pills safe-how often side effects appear from them? Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better?
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
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
Newer antihistamines are not anticholinergic. So why are side effects like constipation often reported for claritin (loratadine) for example?
Will side effects of loratadine like dry mouth and chest pain go away after 3 days of not using the loratadine?
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
Are there any side effects if I take 10mg of loratadine while I am on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Can there be a unwanted reaction? Thank you
No: I see no reason why you cannot take both at the same time. ...Read more
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
Stomach pain and diarrhea. If I try claritin, (loratadine) is it possible that I may not get the same side effects?
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
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