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Loratadine 20 Mg 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 ? ...Read more
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
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
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
20mg loratadine + 12h later 10mg + 12h later 10mg. Can this dose inhibit basophils and/or leukotrienes?There has been some research into this (pubmed)
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