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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

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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What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

Why ?: Studies during development showed that the body was very tolerant to loratadine, with no significant side effects at twice the recommended dosage. However, they also found that there was no increased benefit with twice the dosage over the normal dose. Why take more if there is no benefit ? ...Read more

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How much loratadine syrup should an adult take ?

10 milligrams: Depending on the strength of the solution the quantity may differ.The 10 milligram dose is standard for an adult. ...Read more

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Loratadine syrup if taken 12 hours instead of 24 what will happen?

Loratadine syrup if taken 12 hours instead of 24 what will happen?

May be sleepy: Generally i don't recommend exceeding the recommended dose of a medication without talking with your doctor, since the effects can vary depending on age and other health conditions. Higher than recommended doses can cause more sleepiness. ...Read more

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Loratadine plus pseudoephedrine syrup can be given for child aged 2 years or not ?

Loratadine plus pseudoephedrine syrup can be given for child aged 2 years or not ?

Yes, if dr. RX: antihistamines with decongestants are not usually recommended in children because they are ineffective in conditions for which they are usually used. Occasionally, Pediatrician or ENT might RX for a limited time. Indiscriminate use might be harmful in children. If your baby has allergies, Loratadine alone might be useful ...Read more

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Have you seen the recent report that loratadine might effectively treat chronic lyme? What dosage?

Have you seen the recent report that loratadine might effectively treat chronic lyme? What dosage?

Lyme disease: Although I do not know the accuracy of this check http://lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/claritin-lyme-balf.html#sthash.fvITkXb5.dpuf ...Read more

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I gave my daughter Claritin (loratadine) a few months ago& want to give her some tonight.I noticed the box says 2 yrs and up?What is the dosage for 10 Mnth 19 lb

I gave my  daughter Claritin (loratadine) a few months ago& want  to give her some tonight.I noticed the box says 2 yrs and up?What is the dosage for 10 Mnth 19 lb

No dosage. : There is no dosage for a ten month old. That is why the box says 2 years old and up. Please seek the advise of a physician before giving a ten month old any medicine. ...Read more

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What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

Sometimes sedation: Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating. Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat. ...Read more

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What is the problem that May occur if I give my child ( 2 years old) 5 ml of loranase syrup which contain Loratadine and pseudoephedrine for 5 days?

What is the problem that May occur if I give my child ( 2 years old) 5 ml of  loranase syrup which contain Loratadine and pseudoephedrine for 5 days?

Cold & cough syrups : including Claritin (loratadine) D should not be given to children < 6 years old. Claritin (loratadine) D is given for seasonal allergic rhinitis. 2-year-olds have not been on this earth long enough to have developed seasonal allergic rhinitis. Some potential adverse effects are sleepiness, rapid heart rate, headache, giddiness, nausea, vomiting, sweating, muscle weakness, trouble breathing & worsening of asthma. ...Read more

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Can i give my two year old the 10 mg loratadine pill cut in half. She doesn't like the 5mg syrup and spits it out every time. We have severe allergies?

Yes: Her dose should be 2.5 to 5 mg once a day. Will she swallow the pill? Most children that age will not be able to swallow pills. Claritin (loratadine) does come in a 5 mg grape chewable. ...Read more

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