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Loratadine 20 Mg Dose
It may make u Drowsy: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. The 10 mg dose was tested in the us in order to find a non-drowsy dose and it worked. If your allergy symptoms are controlled with Diphenhydramine (benadryl-50% drowsiness) and not 10 mg loratadine, you can try a second 10 mg dose and it may help with a lot less drowsiness. ...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