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Loratadine 10mg Dosage
Hydroxyzine 10mg ordered PRN for anxiety. Is it ok to take it every night? Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) 10mg is also taken 10mg daily.
It depends: This seems like a high dose of amoxicillin, but this can be correct depending on what you are taking it for. The prophylactic dose recommended before dental work for someone with an artificial heart valve is 2000mg x 1 dose prior to procedure. This larger dose can also be used for h. Pylori infections in combination with Flagyl or clindamycin. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more
Terrible hives&hot flashes.Rx'd 10mg zyrtec daily&often take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime.Safe 2gether?What about 20mg zyrtec w benadryl (diphenhydramine)?What else wrks 4 hives
Avoid combination: Both Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are antihistamines and as such, should not be taken together in same 24hr period due to potential interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=896-1617,569-286). Maximum dose of Zyrtec is 10mg daily so best to avoid exceeding that amount. Check out goo.gl/2dmzkm, goo.gl/v31okZ & http://goo.gl/uYTfTC for more info re chronic urticaria (hives). ...Read more
Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?
Not OK: Haven't we met before over this question? Why is a 17 y.o. taking ALL that medication? What's going on? I assume the Penicillin's temporary? But HYDROCODONE+ Ibuprofen? What type of pains need all that @ your age? Prazosin for.....nightmares? And hydroxyzine for itching or nausea? Obviously, someone thinks you NEED all this but you asked the question & I'm giving an opinion. NOT OK is what I say. ...Read more
Is it safe to take lithium 1200mg Zoloft 50mg seroquel 500mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg daily?
Possibly: You should be receiving the care of a psychiatrist and if you are getting appropriate management for your condition including periodic blood work checking for serum lithium levels hemoglobin a1c and blood lipid levels you should be fine. It may be helpful to get an ekg at some point to check for first degree heart block that can sometimes happen with lithium administration. ...Read more
Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?
Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there are no interactions according to my reference Epocrates. ...Read more
Hives for 4 days I hve perscribed meds hydroxyzine 25mg, diphenhydramine 25 mg, Ranitidine hydrochloride 150 mg & cetirizine 10mg .. Wat should I use?
That's a lot: Cetirizine taken every day helps reduce frequency/severity of hives outbreaks. Hydroxyzine reduces itching immediately but also is potently sedating so is best used at bedtime only when needed. Diphenhydramine is similar to hydroxyzine but less effective (also less sedating) and can be used for as-needed daytime use. Ranitidine may complement cetirizine for some people with very severe symptoms. ...Read more
I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?
Yes it is ok: Yes it is OKGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes, you can combine these two medications. ...Read more
5-10 mg: 5-10 mg by mouth each day.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can : But it will have very strong synergistic effect, heavy sedating effect, may also cause stronger inhibition on the respiratory center. ...Read more
Probably OK: The question is whether they interact metabolically or have additive side effects. Paroxetine (Paxil) inhibits enzyme 3A4, the metabolism (break down)path of clonazepam (Klonopin) WEAKLY, insignificant unless you have rare genetic limitation of 3A4. But each of these meds may cause drowsiness--be careful--test them before you try driving, and don't become sleep deprived. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you seen the recent report that loratadine might effectively treat chronic lyme? What dosage?
Lyme disease: Although I do not know the accuracy of this check http://lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/claritin-lyme-balf.html#sthash.fvITkXb5.dpuf ...Read more
I gave my daughter Claritin (loratadine) a few months ago& want to give her some tonight.I noticed the box says 2 yrs and up?What is the dosage for 10 Mnth 19 lb
No dosage. : There is no dosage for a ten month old. That is why the box says 2 years old and up. Please seek the advise of a physician before giving a ten month old any medicine. ...Read more
Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.
What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?
Sometimes sedation: Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating. Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?
Well tolerated: I wouldn't worry much about the dose level.This medication has one of the safest profiles of any of the over the counter medications. The suggested dose for 2-5 is 5mg and a dissolving tablet is available in some local.Adult studies found no increased benefit or side effects with a double dose of 20 mg. So having a smallish 6 yo take the 10 would be fine. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband swears Loratadine doesn't work for him unless he takes 20mg BID. What is the highest SAFE dose take?
Recommended dose: The recommended daily dose is 10 mg. It is fairly a safe medicine, but side effects may arise in high doses. It seems like he is tolerating the 40 mg/day dose. The high dose definition may vary from patient to patient according their body tolerance. As he requires a large dose, he might benefit from adding different class medicine, so that he can avoid the side effects from unconventional doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I may have accidentally taken twice the Normal dose of otc Claritin (loratadine). Do I need to seek medical attention?
20mg loratadine + 12h later 10mg + 12h later 10mg. Can this dose inhibit basophils and/or leukotrienes?There has been some research into this (pubmed)
No: Similar actions but chemically different.Get a more detailed answer ›
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