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Medicine For Claritin Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Not sure: Not sure what this is asking but any medication should be purchased by an adult and the directions on the label should be followed. ...Read more
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read more
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
Adult: All otc meds should be purchased by and the use supervised by an adult - 18 years and older. ...Read more
Astemizole is not available in the U.S.
The other two are now over the counter medications for seasonal allergies.
Consult your doc if you think you have seasonal allergies. ...Read more
If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?
Uncommon: Could also be something in the additives or coloring of the pill. Have you tried other antihistamines and had the same reaction. If so, then it might be a drug class allergy. If not, then it is a particular brand. ...Read more
If I stop taking Claritin (loratadine) 24 hr allergy medicine after taking a month cause nervousness? I stopped taking 2 days ago and am feeling anxious?
I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?
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Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.
Loratidine: Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) d while on celexa? My allergies have been acting up and i'd like to take some claritin, (loratadine) is there a possible bad drug interaction I should be worried about?
No: Antihistamines don't interact with birth hormonal control. ...Read more
I took XL-3 allergy 24hr which contains Loratadine, now I have a strong headache, what medicine can I take? Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Are there any non-sedative antihistamines that work like doxylamine? It is the only drug that helps my allergies. Claritin/lortadine do not help.
Doxylamine has anti-allergy power superior to almost every other antihistamine on the market, with the exception of Diphenhydramine (benadryl), which is also sedating.
Other than claritin/loratadine, there are other non-sedating antihistamines such as allergra (fexofenadine). Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterizine) is generally non-sedating although ~5% feel sedated with it. ...Read more
Will Claritin (loratadine) protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if I've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?
Can you take more than one 24 hour allergy medicine a day? Like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra. Could you also do that in addition to a nasal Spary like
Yes: For non-sedating AH, you can take up to 4x a day. ...Read more
A friend said her doctor said only take Claritin or Zertec for allergies when you have COPD. Should I no take PM drugs which has Benadryl?
Can taking a prescription anti-inflammatory medicine (Mobic) interfere with thyroid biopsy (FNA) results? Or a daily allergy pill (Claritin)?
No: If there are doubts about the biopsy, and it's clear that the lesion was sampled by the operator, then get two more pathologists to look at the slide. ...Read more
After taking loratadine and application of dermersone cream for mild eczema, red itchy spots appeared on my arms, legs, shoulders and back. After scratching, some of the spots burst and pus leaked out. Is this a side effect of the medicine or drug allergy
Possible infection: This sound more like a secondary infection of your eczema rather than a side effect of the medication. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can my 7 yr old daughter take claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine with antibiotics azithrom doctor gave bromfed. Strep throat and running nose and sneezing bad?
Exposure: All allergies are developed by an immune system reaction to the substance in question. Therefore, allergy requires previous exposure. If you are prone to allergy problems, you can develop an allergy to a particular substance at anytime after you become exposed to it. It sometimes take only a few exposures and other times it takes many exposures. ...Read more
Confirm, alternative: Allergy to antihistaminics is very rare. Fortunately other antihistaminics are availble to help control allergic symptoms. Confirmation is recommended since inactive ingredients of medications (such as corn starch or lactose) might also cause symptoms similar to allergic reaction. ...Read more