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Doctor insights on: Loratadine 20 Mg Dose

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can I safely take two 10 mg doses of loratadine in one day?

Can I safely take two 10 mg doses of loratadine in one day?

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

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My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

My son accidentally took two doses of 10mg of loratadine. Is this harmful?

Mgt: I think it should not result in harmful side effects. If you do notice any changes, please report them right away to your PCP. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I take two doses of Claritin (loratadine) at once?

Can I take two doses of Claritin (loratadine) at once?

Yes: Antihistamines are usually safe even when the dose is doubled. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed Claritin (loratadine) for a skin reaction, but its no longer effective. Can I take a second dose so I can get a decent night's sleep?

Claritin (loratadine): Rather than doubling the dose of Claritin (loratadine) it may be wiser to try a different antihistamine until you can get back in and be seen. Not knowing what the condition is it is difficult to know exactly what to do. I suspect this may be chronic hives. There are certainly other things to do if it is. You may want to see an Allergist, ...Read more

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If I'm having severe allergy issues due to very high pollen levels, is it okay to take a double dose of claritin (loratadine)?

If I'm having severe allergy issues due to very high pollen levels, is it okay to take a double dose of claritin (loratadine)?

You can, but: Not recommended, unless under medical supervision, besides doubling up on antihistamines isn't the answer, allergy treatment needs to be comprehensive, unfortunately, there is no magic bullet. OTC nasal steroids and saline nasal washes can help initially besides antihistamines, in addition to environmental control/avoidance if possible, if not controlled, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist ...Read more

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My 6yo son has seasonal allergies. 10mg of 24hr Claritin (loratadine) quits working for him after approx 12hrs. Can I give him a 2nd 10mg dose?

My 6yo son has seasonal allergies. 10mg of 24hr Claritin (loratadine) quits working for him after approx 12hrs. Can I give him a 2nd 10mg dose?

No: Don't double up on antihistamines, and refrain from self medicating after a certain point. He needs to be evaluated by his doctor/allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes best wishes ...Read more

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My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night

My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night

Remove the allergen: She may have perennial allergies to pets or dust mites. It would be best not to use systemic medication in such a young infant. Try to find out what her allergies are (have the older ones been tested?) and remove the allergen from the environment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 20 mg loratadine?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of opportunistic diseases when taking Loratadine 30 mg/day regularly? I take 20 mg in morning, and 10 mg in evening when coughing.

Is there any risk of opportunistic diseases when taking Loratadine 30 mg/day regularly? I take 20 mg in morning, and 10 mg in evening when coughing.

Not helpful: Higher doses of Loratadine are probably not helpful. Cetirizine and fexofenadine are SIGNIFICANTLY stronger antihistamines than loratadine. See an ENT allergist or other allergist to talk about other medications, such as steroid nasal sprays and leukotriene inhibitors, allergy drops or shots. Cough with allergy is likely asthma, and an inhaler would be more helpful. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine 20mg?

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. ...Read more

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Can I take two loratadine tablets?

Can I take two loratadine tablets?

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

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When is best time to take loratadine?

When is best time to take loratadine?

Anytime: Since Loratadine is a non sedating antihistamine it can be taken either morning or night. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more