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Claritin Hives Relief
3 days to reach peak: Claritin (loratidine) takes 3 days to reach a steady state, so it could take that long for it to work on hives. Other non-drowsy antihistamines are a better choice: Allegra (fexofenadine) reaches peak effect within 2 hours and Zyrtec (cetirizine) reaches peak effect in 1-2 hours. If you see no benefit at all within 5 hours of taking these, they probably will not work for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin in between if needed. I need more. Can i overdose if i take a second claritin?
I had hives for about 6 weeks and Claritin got rid if them- does this mean the hives were definitely caused by an allergy? Is another cause possible?
Hy husband has hives for 3 days- very itchy. No other symptoms. Gave him Claritin one day and Allegra another. Helps but not much. Could I give both?
Most likely, but....: Mixing Claritin with alcohol may or may not cause problems. generally claritin does not cause drowsiness, but people who develop drowsiness due to this drug are at an increased risk of experiencing negative effects due to such drug interaction; therefore they are advised to avoid drinking alcohol. ...Read more
I have hives caused by antibiotics. Benadryll not tolerated during the day. I was told by walk in to take tagament and claritin. Why the tagament?
True allergy to benadryl. Can i take claritin? Are they different enough that it shouldn't give me the instant hives that Benadryl does?
What can I do to get rid of my hives other than taking benadryl? Nothing else really helps (claritin, creams, etc.) I still get them frequently.
Will Claritin protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if i've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?
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