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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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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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Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

A few drugs: Amiodarone and darunavir. One used for cardiac arrhythmias and the other for HIV infections. Both can cause loratidine levels to increase. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 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?

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?

Yes: The pseudophed may show up as amphetamine but if sent for a GC/LC MS confirmation it will show that it is pseudophed not other amphetamines ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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With allergy drugs such as astemizole, how about claritin (loratadine)?

With allergy drugs such as astemizole, how about claritin (loratadine)?

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

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) d or Flonase cause false positive in drug test?

Yes for Claritin (loratadine) D: Flonase contains a corticosteroid and should not interfere with usual blood tests. Claritin (loratadine) D contains pseudoephedrine which can cause some drug tests to be positive, ...Read more

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole or terfenadine, how about taking claritin (loratadine)?

Depends: 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

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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

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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)?

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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Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Claritin (loratadine) ok: The major interactions with Stelara (ustekinumab) (mAb against IL-12 and IL-23) include decreased vaccine efficacy and concern for immune suppression when added to other suppressive drugs. Use of Claritin is ok. ...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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more