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Why does my sister age 16 have insomnia? She is currently taking loratadine pills and an albuterol sulfate inhaler. No history of insomnia first time
More data needed: Despite the medications she is on perhaps her asthma still is not under control and she is having difficulty breathing at night. This can cause difficulty sleeping. Hopefully she does not smoke anything or do anything else. I thing you know what i mean. Their are many medical as well as psychological causes of insomnia. She should see her family dr. As a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.
Many reasons: There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep people awake. Some asthma inhalers can also keep people awake especially if they are used too often. Call the doctor who prescribed the inhaler for advice. ...Read more
Nose stuffed up for 2-3 months and been worse in past 2 wks. Trouble sleeping only past week. On Claritin (loratadine) d 4 days. Swollen sternomastoid for 2 days?
I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping.
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Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...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
See your doctor: If your symptoms are not controlled with a normal dose, you should be evaluated for other causes and treatments. 2nd-generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) are usually very safe, and we sometimes recommend doses higher-than-normal doses for certain conditions. But these conditions are best managed with the help of your doctor--see your doctor before taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more
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
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus, but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. That said, I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so avoid this medication if possible. ...Read more