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Long Term Loratadine
Prob ok: Antihistamines have been around for decades, and certainly many more potent than loratadine. They say worldwide the most common drug taken is diphenhydramine, mostly for the sedative properties (as a sleep aid). Antihistamines can affect certain types of glaucoma, and accentuate urine retention in those with prostate issues and dry mucous membranes, but usually not so much with loratadine per say. ...Read more
What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?
Took 50mg loratadine/day for hives. Stopped because of suicidal thoughts (read this is a rare symtom) now i'm in a 4-day-long anxiety attack.Thoughts?
Different medication: 50 mg of Loratadine is far and above the recommended dose. Suicidal thoughts are a rare side effect but on a dose that high, you may also experience sedation. There are many other medications that can be used to treat hives and some of them (like hydroxyzine, doxepin, or amitryptiline) can have some affect on anxiety too. Those tend to be sedating however. Please talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I have had dry mouth and little chest pains side effects from loratadine for a day and a half, how long will it take for the side effects to leave?
8 hour half life: The half life is 8 hours, so within several days there should be hardly any active metabolites of this medicine in your system. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can i take 10mg of loratadine and use fluticasone nasal spray? I need immediate relief from these horrible allergies! got a long day outside on tap!
Yes: Loratidine and fluticasone nasal spray are effective when used together. If this is not effective, adding an intranasal antihistamine (rx), such as azelastine (astelin) or olpatadine (patanase) is an option. Dymista is a combination of fluticasone and azelastine and works quickly. None of these products should adversely affect asthma or your current medications. ...Read more
Nothing: Claritin and most other nonsedating third generation antihistamines are very safe. The initial studies for Claritin were done at 40 mg (4 times the currently recommended dose). If a physical symptom is experienced after using any medication at an excessively high dose, the best resource is the "poison control" center. They are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-poison1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may make u Drowsy: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. The 10 mg dose was tested in the us in order to find a non-drowsy dose and it worked. If your allergy symptoms are controlled with Diphenhydramine (benadryl-50% drowsiness) and not 10 mg loratadine, you can try a second 10 mg dose and it may help with a lot less drowsiness. ...Read more
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