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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


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I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?

I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?

Overdose?: Not really for the loratidine though minor side effects can occur but taking too many decongestants can induce hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, tremor and other side effects. It can occasionally be fatal though not at 6. ...Read more

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Question I took 2 generic Claritin this afternoon at about 4pm. I had a little reaction to something and took 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at about 8pm will I be ok?

Question I took 2 generic Claritin this afternoon at about 4pm. I had a little reaction to something and took 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at about 8pm will I be ok?

More Details: Need more details on what kind of symptoms this reaction entailed, the time course, and to what potential trigger. Was it a food or a medication? Suggest consulting an Allergist if you are concerned about an allergic reaction so that further workup and testing can be performed. ...Read more

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I am currently taking one tablet a day of generic form of Claritin for my seasonal allergies. Sometimes they work great other times, like today, they don't work at all. My question is: Should I take more than one dose within 24 hours since they do seem to

I am currently taking one tablet a day of generic form of Claritin for my seasonal allergies. Sometimes they work great other times, like today, they don't work at all. My question is: Should I take more than one dose within 24 hours since they do seem to

Don't exceed dosage: Better not to exceed recommended OTC dosage unless seen by an MD, which you might want to do, as you might need another prescription medication to control your symptoms, goodluck ...Read more

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I hv URI... can I drink a theruflu (generic brand) like hot tea w/ loratadine?

I hv URI... can I drink a theruflu (generic brand) like hot tea w/ loratadine?

Yes: Loratadin is an anti-histamine. Avoid taking other cold medicines that may also have an anti-histamine as well ...Read more

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Can you take a generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when you have taken a luqi-gel claritin?

Can you take a generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when you have taken a luqi-gel claritin?

Yes you can: Yes you can occasionally take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) especially at night with Claritin if Claritin alone is not helping your symptoms but I will not recommend taking it for long periods and 3to 4 times a day of benadryl
most of the time try to take one or the other if it works for you or consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more

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I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?

I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?

Pharmacist: Since almost twelve hours have elapsed it probably will not be problematic to take the zyrtec (cetirizine) tonight even though these are once daily medications. Your pharmacist is quite qualified to answer this type of question for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything inexpebsive that can be done for year round nasal allergies besides generic claritin, zyrtec, or allegra?

Is there anything inexpebsive that can be done for year round nasal allergies besides generic claritin, zyrtec, or allegra?

May be: Any antihistamine will help with the itching and runny nose, but may not help with stuffiness. Older antihistamines are sedating and best taken at night. You should rinse your nose with a saline spray (ocean spray, neilmed). If ineffective, you need a prescription nasal spray from a physician. You can order cheap generic medications from nevada board of pharma -approved canadian pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic. ...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

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Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) are usually very safe, and we sometimes recommend doses higher-than-normal doses for certain conditions. But these conditions are best managed with the help of your doctor--see your doctor before taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 20 mg loratadine?

Yes, but why?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more

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What is claritin/loratadine used for?

What is claritin/loratadine used for?

Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus, but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. That said, I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so avoid this medication if possible. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Rarely, yes.: In certain situations of severe allergy such as chronic urticaria, recurrent anaphylaxis or mast cell activation disorders, it would be recommended to take higher than normal doses antihistamines. Be sure you are consulting with your physician if normal daily doses of antihistamines are not helping you. ...Read more

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Can I have both loratadine and cetrizine?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, but you can try both separately to see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Rarely, but it can..: Antihistamines make people sleepy/groggy and Loratadine is actually classified as nonsedating. Rare, it can cause hyperactivity, especially in children; we don't know why it does that. Claritin-d which is in combo with a decongestant Pseudoephedrine which can cause hyperactivities/jitteriness/rapid heart rate etc. Consut doc if you hve trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) d help my cold?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) is an anti-histamine and is generally used to treat allergies and not colds. Sometimes, though, an anti-histamine can have a drying effect in the nose and cold symptoms can possibly be improved somewhat. ...Read more

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How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Depends, 1 daily: If you are using Claritin for control of allergic nasal and eye symptoms, one tablet a day is all you need. If you are using Claritin for other medical condition such as chronic hives then your allergist may recommend a higher dose such as twice daily or even 3 times daily. If you are using Claritin more than once a day you should be using the medication under direct allergist supervision. ...Read more

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What occurs if I took 2 claritin (loratadine)?

No problem: Antihistamine has a high safely of margin and in fact we sometimes do advise certain patients to double up on the dose if needed. ...Read more

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How long Claritin (loratadine) stay in system?

Loratidine: The average half-life of loratidine (claritin) is about 8 hours. This means almost 90% of the drug is out of your system 24 hours after taking it (on average). ...Read more

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Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Yes: They work differently to control allergy symptoms. The combination may work better than either one alone. ...Read more

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Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

A few drugs: Amiodarone and darunavir. One used for cardiac arrhythmias and the other for HIV infections. Both can cause loratidine levels to increase. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) only once?

Yes: Assuming no history or reacting to Claritin (loratadine) or medicines it, one can take claritin (loratadine). It is labelled to be used once a day. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) take to work?

About 1.5 hours: The onset of clinical symptom relief is about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). To read the study that compares this to zyrtec and Allegra go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489. ...Read more

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Is it ok. To take two Claritin (loratadine) a.Day?

Claritin (loratadine): Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and twelve hours later if the need arises. ...Read more