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