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What are the tests for Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

What are the tests for Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

No tests: There are not laboratory tests that check for Claritin (loratadine) overdose. ...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


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What is the treatment for Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

No tests: There are not laboratory tests that check for Claritin (loratadine) overdose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

Claritin- loratadine: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Patients who overdose on Claritin may experience the following symptoms: Drowsiness, Fast or pounding heartbeat (palpitations), Headaches, Rapid heart rate (tachycardia), Unusual body movements or uncontrolled muscle movements." REF: http://www. Drugsdb. Com/otc/claritin/claritin-overdose/ ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Claritin (loratadine) overdose?

Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on Claritin (loratadine)?

Yes: An overdose can be taken with any drug with variable results depending on things like the medication, the dose, over substances you have taken and your underlying health. ...Read more

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What amount loratadine is an overdose?

Loratadine: 10mg is the recommende dose, anythiing higher should be under medical guidance. Its safety has been studied up to 40mg a day, but it is sedating at that point. ...Read more

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I've taken an overdose of loratadine to help me sleep. But I took too many pills (around 9-13) I think. What should I do?? What will happen??

I've taken an overdose of loratadine to help me sleep. But I took too many pills (around 9-13) I think. What should I do?? What will happen??

DON'T DO THIS: There can be heart toxicity and abnormal rhythms. Loratadine is not overly sedating. Are you trying to kill yourself??? Get to the ER for treatment immediately. ...Read more

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I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

Nothing: Claritin (loratadine) and most other nonsedating third generation antihistamines are very safe. The initial studies for Claritin (loratadine) were done at 40 mg (4 times the currently recommended dose). If a physical symptom is experienced after using any medication at an excessively high dose, the best resource is the "poison control" center. They are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-poison1. ...Read more

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How many days does an overdose of loratadine take to kill you?

Please get help now.: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loratadine overdose?

Loratadine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Patients who overdose on Claritin may experience the following symptoms: Drowsiness, Fast or pounding heartbeat (palpitations), Headaches, Rapid heart rate (tachycardia), Unusual body movements or uncontrolled muscle movements." REF: http://www. Drugsdb. Com/otc/claritin/claritin-overdose/ ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Is it possible for you to overdose on five 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) d?

Take as directed: It is wise to always take medicine as prescribed or as directed on the information that is on the package it came in.
As with any medicine, it is potentially harmful to take more than was recommended.
If this has happened, you should seek the help of a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pills yesterday at 2pm and took 1 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pill today at 7am did I technically overdose?

Why?: Why are you asking? You have asked this question so many times today that it feels like you are playing with our offer of free and gracious service. Are you having worrisome symptoms? Was this a suicide attempt? Are you ill? I think everyone who has answered you so far has advised that you get to the doctor today. Please sign off of the internet and follow their advice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for loratadine overdose?

What is the treatment for loratadine overdose?

Supportive care: Gastric lavage with activated charcoal is useful and safe only for intubated patients, as charcoal aspiration is a risk. There are no antidotes, and dialysis is ineffective, so we simply support systems if they fail. Ie a breathing machine, drugs for cardiac arythmias, etc. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much loratadine is an overdose?

Why?: Better follow the prescribed instructions or the labels on OTC box, if you believe yourself or anybody else overdosed, call poison control center in your area or go to ER ...Read more

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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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OMG! What happens if you overdose Loratadine (Zylohist). doctor told me to drink only every 12hours. I drank 1 6am, 1 12pm, and 1 6pm.

Should not be a: Huge problem. One extra dose should not be major issue. Go back to prescribed dose the next day. Watch for increased nervousness lethargy and tiredness. If you begin not to feel well call your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?

I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?

You can: Ideally I would recommend Allegra 180mg in the morning and zyrtec 10mg at night and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in between for breakthrough hives. Take 2 clartin a day is ok, but it may not be as effective as the other 2. ...Read more

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I took loratadine, benylin and tylenol (acetaminophen) together can that cause overdose?

I took loratadine, benylin and tylenol (acetaminophen) together can that cause overdose?

Yes, please obtain: Help. The national suicide prevention lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. If you are having active thoughts of taking an overdose or harming yourself in any manner then please have a relative or friend transport you to the nearest emergency room or call 911. You matter. Suicide is not the right option. You will find out that you have many options when you accept help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine 20mg?

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 could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

What could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

Drowsy: If you are contemplating suicide, do call the suicide hotline ASAP. But even at the dose stated, Loratadine will likely make you drowsy and won't kill you. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

Don't do it!!!: 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, Although the adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. Taking higher doses, will increase your chances of developing heart rhythm problems. High doses of Loratadine have increased the QT interval of some patients. See: http://www. Nps. Org. Au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2013/drugs-QT-invterval ...Read more

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What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

Try another medicine: Fortunately there are several good over the counter antihistamines besides loratadine. If the over the counter medicines do not help then see a doctor for prescription medicine. An allergist can help identify what triggers your symptoms and find the best treatment. ...Read more

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Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Why: Most studies show no significant side effects at this dose level in adults. They also show no increase in benefit by doubling the dose. Perhaps a trial of fexofenadine would be in order to see if another non sedating antihistamine would be more effective for you. Each person needs to find the med that works best for them. Its a bit more expensive, but sometimes works better. ...Read more

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Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Depends: If you cannot take pseudophed due to medical conditions then no. BUT
CLARITIN D is a prepackaged form of that combination that is over the counter.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is safe ...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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more