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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Loratadine

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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