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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have what appears to be an enlarged thyroid. I've been taking Claritin (loratadine) for months; just doubled testosterone to 800 - could either affect thyroid?

I have what appears to be an enlarged thyroid. I've been taking Claritin (loratadine) for months; just doubled testosterone to 800 - could either affect thyroid?

Thyroid Cyst: I doubt this. But, given the prevalence of thyroid cancers and other neck abnormalities I would advise you not to leave this alone, but to get to the doctor and have this examined and tested as appropriate. ...Read more

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Swollen neck lymphnodes. Went to doc. Gave Claritin d and antibiotics got better then worse again. Sore throat. Some congestion. Lymphnodes still big?

Swollen neck lymphnodes. Went to doc. Gave Claritin d and antibiotics got better then worse again. Sore throat. Some congestion. Lymphnodes still big?

Revisit your doctor: for a second look, you may need more treatment, lymph nodes may stay for a while before they completely regress, depends on their size, site and degree of infection in the area being drained, you will be fine, best wishes ...Read more

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Few weeks ago red itchy spots appeared at the back of my neck and forhead. Gp said its allergy and gave me loratadine allergy still there. Treatment?

Few weeks ago red itchy spots appeared at the back of my neck and forhead. Gp said its allergy and gave me loratadine allergy still there. Treatment?

Tough answer: It is almost impossible to determine what a rash is without being able to see the rash. If they appear to be similar to mosquito bites, they might be hives. Hives will respond to antihistamines, though Allegra or zyrtec would be a better choice than claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Forehead headache, neck stiffness, dizziness, brain fog, and chills. Tried Claritin and tylenol, (acetaminophen) didn't work. What could be causing these symptoms?

Forehead headache, neck stiffness, dizziness, brain fog, and chills. Tried Claritin and tylenol, (acetaminophen) didn't work. What could be causing these symptoms?

Please see an MD: Could be just upper respiratory tract infection, strep throat or sinus infection, or more generalized viral infection, see your doctor asap or go to urgent care / ER, good luck ...Read more

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I took a clariton about an hour ago. I am getting hives on my neck. Can I take benydryl?

I took a clariton about an hour ago. I am getting hives on my neck. Can I take benydryl?

Yes, but: Claritin (loratadine) is effective for hives (urticaria) but it may take more than an hour to see the good effects. There is no harm in taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but realize that this antihistamine can cause drowsiness. Some allergists will use higher than usual doses of Claritin for control of hives. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

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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What if I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in 18 hrs?

What if I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in 18 hrs?

Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadine) d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin (loratadine) that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more

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Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

Yes: Claritin-d is is an antihistamine decongestant combination. Guaifinesin is helps to thin mucus (an expectorant). Both act differently and may be used together. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin d with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Generally no: Amphetamine and sympathomimetics don't interact well and can cause arrhythmias, hypertension and other vascular and neurological side-effects. ...Read more

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Can I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

You can: But together they could make you pretty drowsy. Be sure you don't need to drive. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

What are side effects of taking Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

No unique reaction: Unlikely that most medications will react differently in ms patients. However, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may make things worse, but not fully understood. One must be prudent in using any med that can affect the immune system to avoid adverse immune interactions. But Claritin is fine as are many other allergy meds, as this involves histamine. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between taking Claritin (loratadine) d and depression?

Is there a connection between taking Claritin (loratadine) d and depression?

No connection.: If your son is depressed, especially if he is depressed to the point, he wants to hurt himself, he needs help from a psychologist or psychiatrist or family doctor now not next week or next month. ...Read more

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Am I right that it's no issue to take 2 claritin-d liquid gels within an hour?

No: Claritin (loratadine) d is either every 12 hours or every 24 hours, don't take two in an hour, you will experience side effects from excess decongestant raising your blood pressure, givign you tremors and a rapid heart rate. Th is is not safe, . ...Read more

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Can consistent use of Claritin (loratadine) d cause a very runny - drippy nose?

Yes: Overuse of Pseudoephedrine (the d in claritan d) can cause rebound vasodilation and increase the amount of mucous your nose pours out. Using a product long term with Pseudoephedrine can make matters worse. Shouldn't use them more that a week or two at most. Can continue the plain claritan, but may need to wean off the pseudoephedrine. Ask doc about a nasal steroid in place of it. ...Read more

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I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?

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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I take 10mg of adderall 2x day. I just took a Claritin (loratadine) D not realizing they may interact. Should I be worried?

I take 10mg of adderall 2x day. I just took a Claritin (loratadine) D not realizing they may interact. Should I be worried?

Should be okay...: Claritin (loratadine) D with adderall may cause increased heart rate. If you have no heart conditions then you'll probably be fine. Watch for a racing heart, feeling faint, chest pain or sweating, if any of these occur you may need to seek medical attention. If you do have a history of heart problems then don't repeat this combo without talking to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am 17 k just got off work I have allergies bad can I buy claritin (loratadine) d myself I know u can't get it over the counter anymore?

Needs prescription: Use the plain claritin, read the labels carefully, and use good saline nasal wash, that does help, till you see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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After taking 2 days of Claritin (loratadine) d 24 hour then stopping how long can I expect the side effect to last. It stimulated my anxiety.

About 24 hours: Decongestants like the 'D' in this version of Claritin (loratadine) can have side effects like restlessness, increased heart rate and blood pressure. It's an extended release formula which helps it last 24 hrs. After that 24hrs, the last bit of the D to be released should be pretty much out of your system within another 24hrs. If having prolonged or worrisome symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Mucus is a yellow color I've been on claritin (loratadine) d for the past 4 days and seems to help slightly, what else should I be doin or taking?

Sinus irrigation: You could try sinus irrigation with normal saline spray or a neti-pot. Claritin D can be used for the short term (10 days or less). If you are coughing then adding Robitussin DM or mucinex (guaifenesin) may be helpful. ...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