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How much time does it take Claritin (loratadine) to work?

How much time does it take Claritin (loratadine) to work?

Who knows: Work for what? Claritin supposedly starts working within 90 minutes. But Claritin is also the weakest binding antihistamine sold over the counter. Personally, i feel Claritin is a waste of money. Use a stronger antihistamine like fexofenadine or Cetirizine which cause minimal to no sedation. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only at nighttime because it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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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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Does it take a few times for Claritin (loratadine) d to work?

Not necessarily: Many patients will experience relief of symptoms with Claritin (loratadine) d within 1.5 hours even with one dose. However, more continued doses will establish a steady state and perhaps provide even a little better relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take loratadine and phenylephrine at the same time?

Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the Loratadine is not controlling your symptoms for the full 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can i take benedryl and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. ...Read more