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Are 2 Claritin (loratadine) reditabs 10mg in one day bad?

Are 2 Claritin (loratadine) reditabs 10mg in one day bad?

Unlikely: Although the usual dose of clartin is 10mg once a day for allergies and hives, an extra 10 mg is unlikely to result in significant or severe side effects. The most likely adverse effect would be mild drowsiness. Sometimes allergists will use higher doses of Claritin (loratadine) in the treatment of severe hives. ...Read more

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Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?

Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?

Why?: why you want cut it in half the regular dose is 10 mg if you trying to give it to a child there is liquid zyrtec (cetirizine) with proper dosing based on age or weight ...Read more

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I took carin loratadine 10mg for my cold this morning at 10 am.it is 2pm now and my cold got worse.shld i take another tablet.am an adult?

I took carin loratadine 10mg for my cold this morning at 10 am.it is 2pm  now and my cold got worse.shld i take another tablet.am an adult?

Better not: it's only 4 hours apart, and the regular dose is every 24 hours, more than that should be directed by a physician. For your cold symptoms you can try decongestants, if not contraindicated as if having high blood pressure, and pain killers as acetaminophen, in addition to rest fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (loratadine) (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one ? Anything serious would happen ?

Extra Claritin (loratadine): If you are in generally good health with normal kidney and liver function, and you are not taking other sedating medications, there are not likely to be serious consequences. The worst you might experience would be excessive drowsiness, sedation, etc so don't drive for 24 hours. Also do not consume alcohol or take other medications that are CNS depressants for 48 hours. ...Read more

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Can I use 10mg of Loratadine on a regular basis?

Can I use 10mg of Loratadine on a regular basis?

Yes but: No harm buy taking it regularly but it is not a good idea to take a medication indefinitely without a definite diagnosis. If you need it throughout the year I will recommend allergy testing done by an allergy and immunologist. Take a drug holiday every now and then, do not take it for few days in a row and see what happens. This info will help allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Can an adult safely take more than 10mg of loratadine?

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