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How Effective Is Claritin D To Help With Allergy Asthma
Antihistamines help: Claritin (loratadine) +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Could I take singular for asthma and take Claritin (loratadine) and lohist-d for allergy at the same time?
I take Claritin & sudafed daily to help w/allergies & asthma, but allergies &/or head cold are very bad now. What else can I add? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Allergies (I think) really bad. Claritin-D usually works, but not so much now. Worth switching or ride out? Allergy meds aren't cheap. So congested!
Try Zyrtec/Allegra: Try Zyrtec or Allegra (or their generic versions cetirizine or fexofenadine, which are cheaper) or Xyzal (all OTC). Buy the plain versions (without 'D'), and buy pseudoephedrine ('D') separately (behind-the-counter, but no Rx required) and add it to your antihistamine as needed for nasal congestion symptoms. Allergy drug and decongestant separately cost less. Dose instructions are on packages. ...Read more
I just purchased 24 hour Claritin D Non-Drowsy for allergies. Should I take this in the AM or PM? Can I consume alcohol while taking Claritin D?
I take Prozac 20mg and wellbutrin (bupropion) XR 150mg once a day. Is it safe to take claritin-d for my allergies while on these meds?
1. Prozac and welbutrin (i think you mean xl) both potentially increase the level of claritin (loratadine). There should be normal liver enzymes on record as this is the mechanism that potentially causes problems.
2. There are other potential interactions between Prozac and welbutrin, especially with any seizures or head injury.
Discuss all with your doctor to be sure you are being safely monitored. ...Read more
Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?
Neither: If you are sure you are dealing with allergies, then an antihistamine is the drug of choice. Sudafed is a decongestant. Claritin is a weak antihistamine and despite the drug labelling can cause drowsiness as can zyrtec. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus no drowsiness. A nasal spray either steroid or non-steroid is also useful. ...Read more
Chronic post-nasal drip 1 yr. Tried everything allergy & reflux. ENT given me Claritin-D (240mg pseudo) & oral steroid 5 wks to break cycle. Thoughts?
Allergist evaluation: If you have access to an allergist, kindly seek their evaluation, you may very well have allergic rhiosinusitis, the medications you used would have some benefit, but need to be taken on regular basis, not as needed basis or for short courses, of course the systemic steroids can't be for long course unless really indicated, but local steroid sprays would do the trick, meanwhile. Good luck ...Read more
How long is it safe to take Claritin D? D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears. On allergy shots but slow progress.
BP Concerns: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) D can be helpful for acute facial pain/pressure and congestion but has side effects which can be significant. If you have a history of blood pressure issues or other cardiac problems I would not recommend. Consider talking with Allergist about other possible treatment due to refractory disease. Drying agents like ipratroprium bromide sprays and methscapolomine can help ...Read more
Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.
CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.
Many reasons: There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep people awake. Some asthma inhalers can also keep people awake especially if they are used too often. Call the doctor who prescribed the inhaler for advice. ...Read more