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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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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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Can you give children Claritin (loratadine) with nurofen?

Yes: Antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) may be given along with Ibuprofen if the symptoms warrant. Of course the doses must be determined by the child's weight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Probably: The safety profile of the drug is quite good. What you loose after expiration is assurance of it's effectiveness. It is unlikely to hurt you but may not be as effective. ...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 give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

No: Antihistamines are in general a very safe class of medications. It would take a very high dose to cause serious side effects when Claritin (loratadine) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or combined especially with the long interval between the doses. ...Read more

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I gave my three year old children Claritin (loratadine) about 6 hrs ago and my wife gave he some a few min ago is that ok?

I gave my three year old children Claritin (loratadine) about 6 hrs ago and my wife gave he some a few min ago is that ok?

How much?: Probably will be fine, maybe a little drowsy. Generally 5 mg would be a good daily dose. If he has taken 10 mg or so probably not going to be of significant concern. ...Read more

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I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

I give my children Claritin (loratadine) to my children at 6 am and then gave them benedryl at 8:00 pm should I be worried?

Claritin (loratadine) and benedry: Need more info.
Why are you giving these drugs to your children? Have they been prescribed or what is going on? ...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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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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How long does it take childrens Claritin (loratadine) to work?

1-2 weeks: If there are absolutely no improvements in about a week, I tend to switch people over to zyrtec. It can be a little sedating for some, but I have found it to be much more effective than claritin (loratadine). ...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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What is the best time of the day to give childrens claritin (loratadine)?

Pair it up: The best time to give a once daily med is when you pair it with another activity you already do daily. The effectiveness is not altered by when during the day it is given, you just need to remember to give it. ...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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Can you tell me if "equate childrens loratadine syrup" works on 14 year olds?

Can you tell me if "equate childrens loratadine syrup" works on 14 year olds?

It should work,: But the dose for a 14 year old would likely be higher than that listed on the bottle. Your pharmacist can help you compare pediatric to adult formulations. ...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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Can Children's Claritin (loratadine) cause constipation?

Can Children's Claritin (loratadine) cause constipation?

Not likely: Not likely to cause constipation. Constipation is more likely to be caused by a decrease in hydration or a change in diet. ...Read more

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2 year old was given Claritin (loratadine) at 10 pm and just gave them children Claritin (loratadine) again at 8 00 am should I we worried?

Pediatric claritin (loratadine): Dosage for pediatric Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg per day. Should be fine but if any doubt call your pediatrician or pressent to your local er. Signs to look out for fatique, diarrhea, nose bleed, stomach ache, ear ache, and/or rash. ...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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Can I give my child children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if they had children's Claritin earlier?

No: Both are antihistamines, and the Claritin is very long acting (12-24 hours), so the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a double dose of similar drugs and likely cause increased side effects--sleepiness, irritability, dry mouth or behavior change.
You should wait 12-24 hours to give the benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more