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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes: Loratadine has an excellent track record for safety. ...Read more