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Loratadine 10 Mg Tablets
I accidentally took 2 loratadine 10 mg tablets and it says take once a day. Should i go to the doctors?
Sounds ok, but...: Some people try 2 loratadine (Claritin) per day because 1 per day did not help. The recommended dose is 1 per day, for use as an allergy medication. So, people who try 2 per day should go back to 1 per day if they did not see a big improvement when taking 2 per day. They should ask their doctors to confirm a diagnosis and ask which other medication can help, instead of taking 2 Claritin per day. ...Read more
I'm 17 and took 3 loratadine tablets, 10 mg/ Antihistamine in the last 24 hours, are there going to be any issues I should be worried about ?
Probably not but...: Long acting anti-histamines should not be used more than one in 24 hours. Taking more has been associated with heart issues but that is still unlikely to occur. If you have any chest palpitations you should be evaluated. For future reference, these medications can take 4 - 6 hours to work. If you are still not getting relief you can safely add a short acting anti-histamine (Benadryl). ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine) does: There are other dosage forms though check the label to make sure of the dosage you are taking. ...Read more
I took carin loratadine 10mg for my cold this morning at 10 am.it is 2pm now and my cold got worse.shld i take another tablet.am an adult?
Better not: it's only 4 hours apart, and the regular dose is every 24 hours, more than that should be directed by a physician. For your cold symptoms you can try decongestants, if not contraindicated as if having high blood pressure, and pain killers as acetaminophen, in addition to rest fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...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
Probably: Doubling the dose may not provide additional relief and may be more likely to cause sedation. ...Read more
Yes: The safety profile of this med is very forgiving.Unfortunately taking more doesn't give you better benefit.It is just so free of side effects it doesn't approach the downside of older antihistimines. ...Read more
PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!: Take this as a warning that a curious little kid or toddler can and will be able to get into almost any packaging. And please take the threat seriously. Contact a local hospital or board of health and go online for more information about tox lines, prevention, first aid. This is not a one-time occurrence but a wake up call to parents! ...Read more
Can you cut a regular 24hr 10mg Claritin (loratadine) in half (not a Claritin (loratadine) d tablet)?
If i took 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pills yesterday at 2pm and took 1 Claritin (loratadine) + d 24 hr pill today at 7am did i technically overdose?
Why?: Why are you asking? You have asked this question so many times today that it feels like you are playing with our offer of free and gracious service. Are you having worrisome symptoms? Was this a suicide attempt? Are you ill? I think everyone who has answered you so far has advised that you get to the doctor today. Please sign off of the internet and follow their advice. ...Read more
I have a 10mg loratadine tablet. I've lost the dosing instructions. How many can I take per 24hr period?
One: The max daily dose is 10mg per day, so take no more than 1 per day. ...Read more
I take prescribed Claritin (loratadine) with psudophedrine in it will it show positive on a drug test it has 120mg per pill I take twice daily ?
In past 24 hrs i've taken nasal phenelyphrine&tablet phenelyphrine (4 10mg tabs) and one 10mg loratadine. Nothing helps my severe nasal cong. Why?
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
Why do you ask?: The advantage of loratadine (and similar antihistamines) is that in recommended doses it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier and thus are unlikely to cause central nervous system side effects; e.g. usually they don't make you drowsy. This is NOT necessarily true at higher doses, particularly in seniors. Why do you need more? Loratadine is weak. Might try an alternative. ...Read more
Can I take Calritin (Loratadine tablets) every day to fix allergies? Is there a physical dependency risk?
No dependency: But if you do need it every day for a long-term better get evaluated by your doctor who might refer you to an allergist ...Read more
I took a 24 hrs claritin (loratadine) tablet it is been 14 hrs and my symptoms are severe. is it safe to take a 24 hrs reactin?
Safe, but: you may feel drowsy, so don't drive, and don't repeat on your own, you didn't mention what kind of symptoms you've got, see your doctor / ER if not improved or getting worse, best wishes ...Read more
Can i give my 7 y.O. Half a tablet of Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and half at night? We just got a dog, and by evening the allergies are back.
It is OK: The origional dose studies were up to 40mg/day. The most cost effective dose for adults was the 10mg. The medication like this does not suddenly go bad like out dated milk so you are probably ending up with more than 10mg anyway. ...Read more
Not a good idea: If a pill is dissolvable then it will say so on the label. Most pills are meant to be swollowed whole. If you have trouble swollowing pills then you can grind it up and put the powder on something you like to eat. If that is a problem...See if there is a liquid form of the medicines you need to take. Or try another medicine that comes in a liquid form. ...Read more
I'm having severe itchy burning head from hair color allergy. Can I take two Loratadine tablets 10 milligram? One isn't helping very much
Worthless: there is no role for loratadine in treating this type of allergic reaction. A physician needs to evaluate the reaction and treat appropriately. If sure of the cause, the best otc medication would be topical hydrocortisone. Step 1, of course, is to rinse away the hair dye as much as possible. ...Read more
Hello I am having a mild allergic reaction to some cake i was wondering if taking one 10 mg tablet of loratadine would be ok.
I already took one about 3 hours ago for 24 hour relief of sinus allergies but I was wondering if taking another one right now wo
Not the best option: If true food allergy (antibody mediated), then second generation antihistamines (Loratadine, Zyrtec, Allegra) are of little benefit. Itching/hives from foods occur rapidly (usually within 30minutes and certainly within 2 hours) and disappear rapidly. First generation meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work much more quickly. If other symptoms (breathing, dizziness, nausea), injected epi is critical. (see comment) ...Read more
Can i give my two year old the 10 mg loratadine pill cut in half. She doesn't like the 5mg syrup and spits it out every time. We have severe allergies?
Read label: All otc medications come with instructions for use. ...Read more
Yes: Claritin is a very safe, non-sedating antihistamine. It is effective for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Thus, if you have allergy symptoms for 6 months, it is ok to take that. However, if you have more severe allergies, a nasal steroid spray might be more helpful. I would also recommend you see an allergist to find out what it is that is causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if i took two 10mg loratadine tablets a few hours ago?
Can i give my 3 year old 1/2 tsp of zyrtec at night and then follow up with a 5mg chewable Claritin (loratadine) tablet in the am?
Yes: Yes, one can do this. Instead consider 2.5 ml of zyrtec twice daily as the maximum daily dose of zyrtec at this age is 5 ml. If you have to use this high of a dose to control allergies consider seeing your doctor for other prescription options like nasal steroids. As always, treatment of allergies includes avoidance of the allergen in addition to medications. ...Read more