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Is Claritin Non Drowsy
Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effect of antihistamines, though it tends to happen mostly in the very young or old. If you took a decongestant with it, then that can also cause hyperactivity. ...Read more
Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read more
Yes, no problem.: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Can take Claritin (loratadine) non drowsy for sneezy watery eyes- iam already taking azithromax antibiotic and advil. Can I take all 3?
Yes: There is no bad interaction between these 3 drugs. ...Read more
Sounds ok: If a person had no problems in the past taking Claritin (or Claritin-D) and Tylenol regular strength or extra strength, at separate times of day, then she should have no problem taking the two medications at the same time of day. The two medications have no noticeable effect upon one another. ...Read more
Have really bad nose congestion and I took one Claritin (loratadine) d non drowsy. I am starting to feel really tired, is this normal? Also, there isn't much relief
Yes but: Claritin can indeed cause drowsiness in a few people especially when the dose is doubled. On the other hand, th decongestant part (D) tends to keep people awake and thus your reaction is not common but not totally unexpected. We rarely use oral decongestant nowadays given that nasal steroid /nasal antihistamine are more effective with far less side effects. ...Read more
Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most. However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine): Hello, I have treated many people with allergy with antihistamines. Even though they are listed as non sedating, some people react to these medications in an unexpected fashion. Sedation may still occur and if this is present, I usually recommend using this medication if needed at night before sleep. It will still work for 24 hours and may help with allergy and sleep. ...Read more
My pollen allergies are killing me. I'm taking Claritin (loratadine) but its not working well what else can I take that is non drowsy?
56/f taking 90mg codeine itchy skin without rash. My doctor advise me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it make me too sleepy. Can I take Claritin instead (non-drowsy)?
Yes, no "D": According to lactmed, a great resource for breastfeeding mothers, Claritin (loratadine) is compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effects of the medication on you, the baby and your milk supply, so make sure the kind you get has no pseudoephedrine, which can decrease your milk supply (it's usually claritin-d"). Pregnancy risk for medications is not the same a breastfeeding risk. ...Read more
I took non drowsy dayquil, just one does (2 orange pills) I plan on having a martini tonight is that ok?
Moderation: One drink should not be an issue ...Read more
My 6mo old was prescribed loratadine/ambroxol. She seems very drowsy, why? And how long will it stay I her system?
Mgt: If your baby is more drowsy/lethargic, not feeding well, please see your ED. This may not be related to the medications, but rather to an illness. The ambroxol should be discontinued until further evaluation is completed. For excessive mucus production, nasal saline drops and gentle suction is the only treatment advised in this age group, unless there is a tracheostomy or some other problem. ...Read more
Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more
Humidity and saline: Using a neti pot or other saline rinse device provides symptom relief without any untoward side effects. There is no medicine to cure the cold - you just have to get through the symptoms. Run humidifier, warm fluids such as soup, and saline rinses are the way to go. Almost all of the 'cold' medicines out there will make kids drowsy, although some have opposite effect on certain kids and make wild! ...Read more
I don't get drowsy at all taking loratadine. Should I be still concerned about possible interactions with alcohol?
Used a drug: Interaction checker - no significant interactions were noted. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more