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Can i safely use Claritin (loratadine) eye drops for contacts?

Can i safely use Claritin (loratadine) eye drops for contacts?

No but: In general , it is not a good idea to apply any medicated or preservative-containing on the lens. You can however put the drops in and wait about 30 minutes before wearing the contact lens. On the other hand, the worst scenario is that the drop may shorten the life of your lens somewhat if you do use the drops. ...Read more

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Had 2 tear ducts cauterized and didn't help so had all 4 done. Now eyes r tearing nonstop. Will tearing stop with time? Tried Claritin (loratadine) but no luck.

Had 2 tear ducts cauterized and didn't  help so had all 4 done. Now eyes r tearing nonstop. Will tearing stop with time? Tried Claritin (loratadine) but no luck.

Too much done: Four duct cautery is often helpful for very dry eye, but can be too much for those who still have some tear production. Consider returning to doctor to try to reopen one on each side. ...Read more

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I read that fexofenadine is better than loratadine for allergies is this true? Is this also true for chronic allergy eye?

I read that fexofenadine is better than loratadine for allergies   is this true?  Is this also true for chronic allergy eye?

Might not be much: Both are second generation antihistamine and non drowsy. Allegra's onset of action is faster but they are pretty much the same in effectiveness. Different person might prefer one from another similarly to some might like Coke over Pepsi!! ...Read more

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My eyes have swollen shut, after going outside on 3 occasions lately. I take zyrtec regularly. Use Flonase as prescribed. Tried claritin (loratadine). What now?

See an allergist: You can try a few more antihistamines, but it appears that you are failiing medications. You should follow up with a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Pain around my left eye when I touch my eye brow it hurts alil been taking Claritin (loratadine) & nasanex 3 days now not working headache also. Should I b worried?

Pain around my left eye when I touch my eye brow it hurts alil been taking Claritin (loratadine) & nasanex 3 days now not working headache also. Should I b worried?

See doctor: Need to consult your doctor to find out the cause. I presume there has been no history of trauma to your head recently. ...Read more

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Could Claritin (loratadine) stop my running nose and lessen the dark circles around the eyes?

Separate issues: Claritin (loratadine) is a reasonable anti-histamine and can be of assistance in attenuating your runny nose. It will have no effect on the dark circles around your eyes which is sometimes genetic but may have other causes. If the nose problem persists, see an otolaryngologist. An oculoplastic surgeon can deal with the dark circles. ...Read more

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My eyes cry and are very itchy. I have allergies since its that time of year. I'm taking Claritin (loratadine) which seems to help. Advice?

My eyes cry and are very itchy. I have allergies since its that time of year. I'm taking Claritin (loratadine) which seems to help. Advice?

Try drop: You may also try antihistamine-containing eye drops. But if problem not controlled with drop or antihistamine, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes? Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better. Holes still there? Should I be concerned?

Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes?  Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better.  Holes still there?  Should I be concerned?

Insect bite: ? spider, keep taking the Claritin (loratadine) though, please visit your doctor, or urgent care for reassurance, as you are as well on a biological medicine, humira which is kind of an immune modulator, you might need some other meds, good luck ...Read more

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I took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning and 2 hours later no relief. Watery eyes, and that constant feeling I need to sneeze. Can I take anything else?

Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid is far more effective than antihistamine in relieving nasal symptoms but it does take a few days for it to give you optimal benefits. Nasal antihistamine , which requires a Rx, works much faster. If you don't get enough relief from both of the above, an allergy consult would be a good option. ...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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