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Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more
Yes: You can take claritind during daytime and mucinexdm at evening time. ...Read more
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
3-5 days: The average half-life of Claritin (loratadine) is 8 hours meaning that half the dose is gone/metabolized after 8 hours and after 8 more hours another half is gone. Doing the math, the Claritin (loratadine) is effectively out of a person's system in 3-5 days, except in geriatric patients it could possibly take up to 10 days. ...Read more
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective "long term" medications for stuffiness is usually nasal steroid sprays or a combination of nasal antihistamine + steroid in one. Most need a prescription, but recently nasacort (triamcinolone) has fda approval for sale "over the counter" without a prescription. If these are ineffective, see an allergist and get at the root cause of the problem. ...Read more
Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use. The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are two different doses of Claritin (loratadine) d - a twelve hour dose and a twenty four hour dose. Obviously, the 12 hour dose is recommended twice a day, 12 hours apart. If you were to take two 24 hour tablets, you would be getting the equivalent of 16 sudafed tablets. That could cause agitation, insomnia, rapid heart rate, and an elevation in blood pressure. That would not be recommended. ...Read more
Take as directed: It is wise to always take medicine as prescribed or as directed on the information that is on the package it came in. As with any medicine, it is potentially harmful to take more than was recommended. If this has happened, you should seek the help of a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more
Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?
Conflicting advice from two drs on Claritin (loratadine) d otc. One says take indefinitely, other stop?
D is decongestant: Claritin-d contains two drugs, an antihistaminic named Loratadine and a decongestant adrenergic called pseudoephedrine. It is best to use each drug according to what is intended for. Antihistaminics are to control histamine release and decongestant to reduce swelling and secretions. Continuous use of antihistaminics are helpful for perennial allergies, such as to dust mite. ...Read more
If I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pills yesterday at 2pm and took 1 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pill today at 7am did I technically overdose?
Why?: Why are you asking? You have asked this question so many times today that it feels like you are playing with our offer of free and gracious service. Are you having worrisome symptoms? Was this a suicide attempt? Are you ill? I think everyone who has answered you so far has advised that you get to the doctor today. Please sign off of the internet and follow their advice. ...Read more