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Doctor insights on: Loratadine Vs Claritin

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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

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take 2 claritin (loratadine)?

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

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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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What is claritin/loratadine used for?

What is claritin/loratadine used for?

Allergy: Mainly for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy nose and eyes, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

I'm 28 weeks is loratadine ok to take?

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

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Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Rarely, yes.: In certain situations of severe allergy such as chronic urticaria, recurrent anaphylaxis or mast cell activation disorders, it would be recommended to take higher than normal doses antihistamines. Be sure you are consulting with your physician if normal daily doses of antihistamines are not helping you. ...Read more

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Can I have both loratadine and cetrizine?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, but you can try both separately to see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make you hyper?

Rarely, but it can..: Antihistamines make people sleepy/groggy and Loratadine is actually classified as nonsedating. Rare, it can cause hyperactivity, especially in children; we don't know why it does that. Claritin-d which is in combo with a decongestant Pseudoephedrine which can cause hyperactivities/jitteriness/rapid heart rate etc. Consut doc if you hve trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) d help my cold?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) is an anti-histamine and is generally used to treat allergies and not colds. Sometimes, though, an anti-histamine can have a drying effect in the nose and cold symptoms can possibly be improved somewhat. ...Read more

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How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

How often can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Depends, 1 daily: If you are using Claritin for control of allergic nasal and eye symptoms, one tablet a day is all you need. If you are using Claritin for other medical condition such as chronic hives then your allergist may recommend a higher dose such as twice daily or even 3 times daily. If you are using Claritin more than once a day you should be using the medication under direct allergist supervision. ...Read more

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What occurs if I took 2 claritin (loratadine)?

No problem: Antihistamine has a high safely of margin and in fact we sometimes do advise certain patients to double up on the dose if needed. ...Read more

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How long Claritin (loratadine) stay in system?

Loratidine: The average half-life of loratidine (claritin) is about 8 hours. This means almost 90% of the drug is out of your system 24 hours after taking it (on average). ...Read more

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Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take singular with claritin (loratadine)?

Yes: They work differently to control allergy symptoms. The combination may work better than either one alone. ...Read more

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Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

A few drugs: Amiodarone and darunavir. One used for cardiac arrhythmias and the other for HIV infections. Both can cause loratidine levels to increase. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) only once?

Yes: Assuming no history or reacting to Claritin (loratadine) or medicines it, one can take claritin (loratadine). It is labelled to be used once a day. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) take to work?

About 1.5 hours: The onset of clinical symptom relief is about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). To read the study that compares this to zyrtec and Allegra go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489. ...Read more

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Is it ok. To take two Claritin (loratadine) a.Day?

Claritin (loratadine): Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and twelve hours later if the need arises. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can you take fexofenadine and loratadine together?

Can you take fexofenadine and loratadine together?

Yes: If there is sever itching then you may need to take both but I would space them out so fexofenadine would be used in the am and Loratadine at night. Even better - substitute ceterizine instead of loratadine. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinexdm with Claritin (loratadine) d?

Yes: You can take claritind during daytime and mucinexdm at evening time. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2 Claritin (loratadine) a day?

Not recommended: Taking more than the recommended Claritin (loratadine) dose can result in increased incidence of its side effects. If you have allergy symptoms despite Claritin (loratadine) use, further otc or prescription medications may be needed. ...Read more

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What if I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) d in 18 hrs?

Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadine) d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin (loratadine) that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more

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How long does Claritin (loratadine) d take to work?

Claritin (loratadine) D: Hello, this is a complicated answer in that claritin-d is a combination medication. The onset of Claritin is within 3 hours and the pseudofed will begin it's effects in the nasal cavity within 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How long it take for Claritin (loratadine) to work?

About 1.5 hours: Onset of clinical relief is about 1 hour for zyrtec and Allegra and about 1.5 hours for claritin (loratadine). To read the study, go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15176489. ...Read more

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What is in Claritin (loratadine) to make you hyper?

Antihistamine: It is not common but children and adults are known to become hyper rather than sedated from 1st & even 2nd generation histamine blockers like claritin (loratadine). If it is Claritin (loratadine) alone, not Claritin (loratadine) d (lots of decongestant), this is considered an idiopathic reaction. Meaning that your metabolism break Claritin (loratadine) down in a way that causes agitation, a stimulant. ...Read more

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Is Claritin (loratadine) suppose to work right away?

No: It takes about an hour before it starts working ...Read more

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Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

Is mixing Claritin (loratadine) d and guaifinesin ok?

Yes: Claritin-d is is an antihistamine decongestant combination. Guaifinesin is helps to thin mucus (an expectorant). Both act differently and may be used together. ...Read more

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How many Claritin (loratadine) can u take in one day?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) or loratidine is an antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The fda-recommended dosage is 10mg once a day for adults. ...Read more

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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 you take more than 1 Claritin (loratadine) per day?

Recommended dose: The recommended dose is once a day. It is best to see a doctor if usual recommended doses are not helping. Often something different is required. Increased doses increase the risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) after taking canesoral?

Yes: Canesoral or Fluconazole is related to ketoconazole. These antifungals migh inhibit Loratadine metabolism reulting in increased concentration. This increase appears not to be of concern. ...Read more

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How much time does it take Claritin (loratadine) to work?

Who knows: Work for what? Claritin supposedly starts working within 90 minutes. But Claritin is also the weakest binding antihistamine sold over the counter. Personally, I feel Claritin is a waste of money. Use a stronger antihistamine like fexofenadine or Cetirizine which cause minimal to no sedation. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only at nighttime because it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Are 2 Claritin (loratadine) reditabs 10mg in one day bad?

Unlikely: Although the usual dose of clartin is 10mg once a day for allergies and hives, an extra 10 mg is unlikely to result in significant or severe side effects. The most likely adverse effect would be mild drowsiness. Sometimes allergists will use higher doses of Claritin (loratadine) in the treatment of severe hives. ...Read more