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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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I would like to ask about Claritin 12 hr vs. 24 hr Reditabs. It's seems the only difference is a doubling of the loratadine from 5 to 10 mg. Would not?

I would like to ask about Claritin 12 hr vs. 24 hr Reditabs. It's seems the only difference is a doubling of the loratadine from 5 to 10 mg. Would not?

Not only this: yes the dose is doubled , and so is the duration of action, to avoid side effects and less need for the drug to be in the system for long, 5mg reditabs are meant to be fast acting for a short duration. If a longer duration of action / prolonged course is needed the 10 mg preparation is better suited for that, beat wishes ...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

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Is 20mg of loratadine safe to take if 10mg is not Working?

Is 20mg of loratadine safe to take if 10mg is not
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Not unsafe: but what are you treating? if it isn't working at the regular dose for whatever problem, you'd better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Can you die if you take more than five 10mg loratadine pills in one day?

Can you die if you take more than five 10mg loratadine pills in one day?

No, but why take it?: You won't die if you take 5 or 6 Loratadine tablets (50-60 mg) but this antihistamine that doesn't cause sedation at the usual dose of 10 mg may make you drowsy at this higher dose. Such a high dose of Loratadine may be helpful for difficult to control hives but offers little advantage over the usual dose for treating allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

Mgt: I think it should not result in harmful side effects. If you do notice any changes, please report them right away to your PCP. ...Read more

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I took Loratadine 10mg 4 hours ago and accidentally took another now. Will I be ok?

I took Loratadine 10mg 4 hours ago and accidentally took another now. Will I be ok?

YES: Very safe; however since you doubled the dose you may experience dry mouth, blurring of vision or tiredness ( rare). I suggest 8-10 glasses of fluids daily to flush this through your system. ...Read more

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At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

Well tolerated: I wouldn't worry much about the dose level.This medication has one of the safest profiles of any of the over the counter medications. The suggested dose for 2-5 is 5mg and a dissolving tablet is available in some local.Adult studies found no increased benefit or side effects with a double dose of 20 mg. So having a smallish 6 yo take the 10 would be fine. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take 2 Claritin (loratadine) c10 reditabs?

Yes, But....: It is ok to take Claratin two each day, but you should take one in the morning and one in the evening. There is no data to substantiate rotation of antihistamines as an effective treatment strategy. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to take more than one Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour reditabs every 24 hours?

Possibly: If you have allergies, you should really see an allergist for a detailed treatment plan tailored to your needs. Otherwise, otc antihistamines can be tried but Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest antihistamine out there. Try something like fexofenadine or cetirizine, both are stronger though they tend to cost a little more. ...Read more

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I wasn't allergic to my kittens when I 1st brought them home, but now, 5 months later, I am dying! (currently on 10mg claritin (loratadine).) why?

I wasn't allergic to my kittens when I 1st brought them home, but now, 5 months later, I am dying! (currently on 10mg claritin (loratadine).) why?

Please see below.: Sometimes you can get sensitized to an allergen (including, unfortunately, cat dander) over time. If avoidance of an allergen isn't an option, the next step is to see your doctor about additional medications and possibly allergy shots. ...Read more

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In past 24 hrs i've taken nasal phenelyphrine&tablet phenelyphrine (4 10mg tabs) and one 10mg loratadine. Nothing helps my severe nasal cong. Why?

In past 24 hrs i've taken nasal phenelyphrine&tablet phenelyphrine (4 10mg tabs) and one 10mg loratadine. Nothing helps my severe nasal cong. Why?

A physician's exam: A physician's input may reveal reasons for your failure to respond. Nasal polyps? Rhinitis medicamentosa? Foreign body? Deviated septum? Non-allergic rhinitis? ...Read more

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I took 20mg of loratadine. Is that ok?

Yes: The recommended daily dose of Loratadine is 10mg, but the risk of harm at 20mg is very low. ...Read more

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Can i take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) are usually very safe, and we sometimes recommend doses higher-than-normal doses for certain conditions. But these conditions are best managed with the help of your doctor--see your doctor before taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 20 mg 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

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What is claritin/loratadine used for?

Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus, but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. That said, I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so avoid this medication if possible. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

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

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