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I just took claritin, (loratadine) now am feeling sooooo nervous and a lil nausea.... So scared..Pls. Help!
Claritin (loratadine) D : If you took Claritin (loratadine) d - it contains a medication called Pseudoephedrine that can make your heart race. You do not need it and i recommend to most of my patients to avoid it. Otherwise it can be a side effect of regular Claritin (loratadine) as well. ...Read more
Can Loratadine help prevent nausea and vomiting due to gastroenteritis? How effective would it be in prevention of vomiting?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more
Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadine) d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin (loratadine) that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more
Exposure: All allergies are developed by an immune system reaction to the substance in question. Therefore, allergy requires previous exposure. If you are prone to allergy problems, you can develop an allergy to a particular substance at anytime after you become exposed to it. It sometimes take only a few exposures and other times it takes many exposures. ...Read more