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Can you take loratadine 20mg?

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 loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

Is loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

Not in the USA: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. That was the most effective dose. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. This was not acceptable for marketing in the USA. The 10 mg dose was tested against Chlorpheniramine in order to find a non-drowsy dose and it worked. So for most 10 mg is fine. Worse allergy, 20mg would help and a few will develop drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can i take two loratadine tablets?

Can i take two loratadine tablets?

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. If one is not working well, you may want to try otc fexofenadine or a steroid nasal spray. ...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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What amount loratadine is an overdose?

What amount loratadine is an overdose?

Loratadine: 10mg is the recommende dose, anythiing higher should be under medical guidance. Its safety has been studied up to 40mg a day, but it is sedating at that point. ...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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What could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

What could 21 (10 mg) loratadine do to me?

Drowsy: If you are contemplating suicide, do call the suicide hotline ASAP. But even at the dose stated, Loratadine will likely make you drowsy and won't kill you. ...Read more

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Is loratadine lean the same as loratadine?

Is loratadine lean the same as loratadine?

Hardly: Purple drank or 'lean' is Codeine (narcotic, obtained illegally or diverted) + sedating antihistamine (usually Phenergan (promethazine) or compazine) + soda + candy (+/- alcohol). Loratadine is a non-sedating antihistamine, so very technically, one ingredient is in the same family, but no abuse potential with non-sedating antihistamines. For more info, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/purple_drank. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

Don't do it!!!: 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, Although the adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. Taking higher doses, will increase your chances of developing heart rhythm problems. High doses of Loratadine have increased the QT interval of some patients. See: http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2013/drugs-QT-invterval ...Read more

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How long does it take for loratadine to work?

Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it. ...Read more

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What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

What should I do if loratadine isn't working?

Try another medicine: Fortunately there are several good over the counter antihistamines besides loratadine. If the over the counter medicines do not help then see a doctor for prescription medicine. An allergist can help identify what triggers your symptoms and find the best treatment. ...Read more

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Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Daily dose: Adult dosage of loratadine should not exceed 10 mg per 24 hours in normal people. In people with kidney or liver impairment , the dosage should not exceed 10 mg every 48 hours. Reference: Medscape Drug Refernce ...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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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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Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Taking 20mg loratadine daily - is that a problem?

Why: Most studies show no significant side effects at this dose level in adults.They also show no increase in benefit by doubling the dose. Perhaps a trial of fexofenadine would be in order to see if another non sedating antihistamine would be more effective for you. Each person needs to find the med that works best for them.Its a bit more expensive, but sometimes works better. ...Read more

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Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Depends: if you cannot take pseudophed due to medical conditions then no. BUT CLARITIN D is a prepackaged form of that combination that is over the counter. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is safe ...Read more