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Need doctor's help! what do loratadine tablets do for your health?

Need doctor's help! what do loratadine tablets do for your health?

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

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I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

I accidentally overdosed on loratadine. What can I do?

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

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Is the loratadine my doctor prescribed for me the same thing as claritin?

Is the loratadine my doctor prescribed for me the same thing as claritin?

Generic name: Claritin is a brand name (the first to be marketed) of loratadine, the generic name of the medication. ...Read more

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Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?

Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?

Try nasal steroid: You'd be better off with a nasal steroid which may take a few days to be truly effective. Loratadine does not relieve nasal congestion and thus of little use in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, I am battling with allergies/hayfever, typically use loratadine and ceterizine, not much help lately. Any recommendations please?

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

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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?

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

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How effective is loratadine for sinus pressure?

How effective is loratadine for sinus pressure?

Fair: Mostly for allergies. The claritin d would be better but might increase anxiety a bit due to the sudafed. Consider an OTC nasal steroid spray and warm mist. ...Read more

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Does loratadine work for prickly heat cholinergic urticaria?

Urticaria: Loratadine can work for some people. Also i find that some patients respond well to zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterizine) daily. Both are available over the counter. ...Read more

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What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?

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