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Des/loratadine: Desloratadine is the primary metabolite of loratadine. At usual doses, both are considered non-sedating specific h1 antagonists. Clinically speaking both are useful drugs for typical allergies. They are indicated for chronic hives as well. Both are safe for long term use ; have negligible side effects. ...Read more
Nothing: Claritin (loratadine) and most other nonsedating third generation antihistamines are very safe. The initial studies for Claritin (loratadine) 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 more
Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?
Hi doctors, I am battling with allergies/hayfever, typically use loratadine and ceterizine, not much help lately. Any recommendations please?
Desensitization: There are other medications that can prescribed, depending on what is available in your country, steroid nasal sprays help with nasal congestion. Also if you have a board certified allergist, see if you are a candidate for allergen desensitization or allergy shots. They give you long term relief from your allergies. ...Read more
My body has been itching me4 a while now &when I scratch it swells, I used loratadine and it stopped but now it has started again especially my breast?
Continue with med: You have a condition known as dermatographia and you have been taken the right drug for it. It tends to go away with time. Dry skin has also been linked to dermatographia and thus it would not hurt to apply an moisturizer within minutes after bathing on a regular basis especially in the winter months. ...Read more
What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?
Take one, get both: When you take loratidine, your liver breaks it down to desloratine which is actually responsible for the anti-histamine effects you need. Desloratidine has a much longer effect (28 hours) than loratidine (8 hours) which is why loratidine lasts such a long time. ...Read more
After taking loratadine and application of dermersone cream for mild eczema, red itchy spots appeared on my arms, legs, shoulders and back. After scratching, some of the spots burst and pus leaked out. Is this a side effect of the medicine or drug allergy
Possible infection: This sound more like a secondary infection of your eczema rather than a side effect of the medication. See your doctor. ...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
I am taking the following medications: citalopram 15mg, loratadine 10mg, microgestin fe 1/20, multivit/mineral supp, calc/mag/zinc. Do these drugs interact? Which can I take at the same time?
OMG! What happens if you overdose Loratadine (Zylohist). doctor told me to drink only every 12hours. I drank 1 6am, 1 12pm, and 1 6pm.
Please get help now.:
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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
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
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
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
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
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