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Doctor insights on: Loratadine Ocd

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I took 20mg of loratadine. Is that ok?

Yes: The recommended daily dose of Loratadine is 10mg, but the risk of harm at 20mg is very low. ...Read more

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Could a 1 yr old take loratadine?

Could a 1 yr old take loratadine?

Not approved: Cetirizine (zyrtec) is approved to be used in infants over 6 months of age. Consult with your baby's doc. ...Read more

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Can loratadine (claritin) kill you?

Can loratadine (claritin) kill you?

Water can kill you: Anything taken in excess all at once can upset body function causing adverse effects that under certain circumstances could lead to death. Drinking a half gallon of water all at once can dilute body salts leading to seizures. Claritin (loratadine) in the usual doses or even at a double dose is extremely safe. There are reports of death from claritin (loratadine). 2/3 occur in patients over 60. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects include liver damage, seizures, & low platelet counts. I have been in practice for 29 years and have occasionally seen drowsiness, headache and abdominal pain associated with Claritin (loratadine) but none of the others so far and its a very commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Will loratadine help shirnk my sinuses?

Will loratadine help shirnk my sinuses?

Not exactly: It does not really shrink your sinuses but it can help clear up the swelling and inflammation in your sinuses. Histamines are chemicals that are released when you inhale allergens. Antihistamines like loratadine can help decrease the effect of the histamine release. ...Read more

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Side effects from claritin (loratadine)?

Feeling tired: Fatigue is the most common side effect followed by abdominal pain, headache and dry mucous membranes. More rare but serious side effects include allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, bronchospasm or liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make you tired?

Possibly: For most people, Claritin (loratadine) does not cause fatigue or tiredness. However, for some it can cause tiredness and with higher than usual doses, the tiredness can be more common. Having allergies can cause fatigue as well. ...Read more