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Loratidine And Heart Rate
Possible: The decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more
Yes, any "D" drug : The "d" in claritin-d, or Mucinex (guaifenesin) - d and others, all stand for decongestant. Decongestants are medications that stimulate the adrenaline system and can cause higher blood pressure and heart rate. While not bad for short time, may cause problems if used chronically. Check with your dr. If you have high blood pressure or heart rhythm problems before using these medications. ...Read more
Do sinus/allergy pills affect heart rate? After taking Claritin (loratadine) d my heart seems to be going crazy! just going from sitting to standing doubles my hr.
I have POTS syndrome. Can I still take Claritin D for nasal congestion? I find it helps with my low blood pressure but increases my heart rate.
Maybe anemic?: unusual unless cold shower causes temporary heart racing, but if irregular heart rate then have cardiologist do a full exam. if heavy menstrual periods could be anemic and need to check iron , ferritin levels . also get thyroid checked [tsh; thyroid stimulating hormone levels] if all normal and only while showering don't worry , take a bath , no seriously need the above evaluations. ...Read more
Normal heart rate.: At rest, assuming your heart rate is in normal sinus variety, your heart rate should be somewhere between 60 to 100 bpm, unless you are athletic in which case it could be a bit below 60. With exertion, the maximum heart rate would be 220 minus your age. Anything above that would be considered too high. ...Read more
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read more
Normal is 60 to 100 : Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patients take medications called beta blockers (e.g. Lopressor) that cause slow heart rates. If your pulse is less than 50, then you should see your doctor. Slow heart rates may need a pacemaker. ...Read more
How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more