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Loratadine Dosage By 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 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
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
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
Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg, Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg, and zyrtec is 10mg.
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?
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?
No: Similar actions but chemically different.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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