Doctor insights on:
Claritin Overdose Drugs
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
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
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 take prescribed Claritin (loratadine) with psudophedrine in it will it show positive on a drug test it has 120mg per pill I take twice daily?
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
Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...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
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.
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read more
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
Astemizole is not available in the U.S.
The other two are now over the counter medications for seasonal allergies.
Consult your doc if you think you have seasonal allergies. ...Read more
If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?
Uncommon: Could also be something in the additives or coloring of the pill. Have you tried other antihistamines and had the same reaction. If so, then it might be a drug class allergy. If not, then it is a particular brand. ...Read more
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