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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

What is the loratadine maximum dosage?

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?

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Have you seen the recent report that loratadine might effectively treat chronic lyme? What dosage?

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

Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto Dr. Pizzolatto
General Practice
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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

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.

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter Dr. Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
38 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

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.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg, Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg, and zyrtec is 10mg.

Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg, Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg, and zyrtec is 10mg.

Potency: Although the doses are not equal they are equivalent in potency. That is the drugs will have equal efficacy at controlling congestion, runny nose etc. The doses are different because they are different compounds and those compounds are of different weight and size.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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My ear drum and the air tube are tight. Dr recommended Claritin (loratadine) for 10 days, what can I take for the pain and it what dosage the pain sucks hard?

My ear drum and the air tube are tight. Dr recommended Claritin (loratadine) for 10 days, what can I take for the pain and it what dosage the pain sucks hard?

Nasal spray: Claritin does not decongest the nose and thus would not do much to keep your ear tubes open, You will likely get better result with a steroid nasal spray although it may take a few days. If ears remain blocked after a few days of nasal steroid, consider seeing an ENT

Dr. Luis Matos Dr. Matos
Integrative Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Is loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

Is loratadine 20 mg a normal dose?

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.

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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
Family Medicine
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Hi please tell me about loratadine maximum dose?

Daily dose: Adult dosage of loratadine should not exceed 10 mg per 24 hours in normal people. In people with kidney or liver impairment, the dosage should not exceed 10 mg every 48 hours. Reference: Medscape Drug Refernce

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

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.

Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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My husband swears Loratadine doesn't work for him unless he takes 20mg BID. What is the highest SAFE dose take?

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.

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Is it possible for me to double dose claritin (loratadine)?

Is it possible for me to double dose claritin (loratadine)?

Yes you can: You can double the otc Claritin (loratadine) dose. There are no serious side effects.

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Can I give another dose of Claritin (loratadine) to my child?

Antihistamine: Claritin (loratadine) is given only once a day. Wait another 24 hours to repeat the dose.

Dr. Kristin Sokol Dr. Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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I may have accidentally taken twice the Normal dose of otc Claritin (loratadine). Do I need to seek medical attention?

No: Claritin (loratadine) is an oral antihistamine that has minimal side effects, even when taking a large dose. You will not have any problems with twice the dose.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What number of moles of loratadine would you be taking per dose?

What number of moles of loratadine would you be taking per dose?

Loratadine: The adult dose is 10milligrams per day, the children dose is 5mg per day

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why does claritin (loratadine) make me tired. I took one dose and it made me so sleepy. I'm 51 year old female.

Common side effect: Although Claritin (loratadine) may have less drowsiness than other antihistamines, nonetheless this does vary, and seems that you are going to be challenged to tolerate. Other similar products may be less soporific, so work with your doctor to find the best approach.

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