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How old to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

How old to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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When if the bes ttime to take Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

When if the bes ttime to take Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

Morning: Claritin (loratadine) is a once daily, non-sedating antihistamine. Though it is advertised to last 24 hours, it generally lasts about 17 or 18 hours. Thus, to get "all day" relief, it is best taken in the morning. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine?

Adult: All otc meds should be purchased by and the use supervised by an adult - 18 years and older. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to buy Claritin (loratadine) allergy medicine otc?

See below: There is no age restriction. Claritin (loratadine) d, with psuedafed, does have a restriction. And needs to be purchased directly from the pharmacy. You have to have a legal id to purchase. ...Read more

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Why did I get loratadine allergy?

Why did I get loratadine allergy?

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

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I have loratadine allergy. What do I do?

I have loratadine allergy. What do I do?

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

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day?

Read label: All otc medications come with instructions for use. ...Read more

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Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Better not: Exceed the recommended dosage, if you think your symptoms aren't controlled, better seek medical advice, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day for 6 months?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day for 6 months?

Yes: Claritin is a very safe, non-sedating antihistamine. It is effective for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Thus, if you have allergy symptoms for 6 months, it is ok to take that. However, if you have more severe allergies, a nasal steroid spray might be more helpful. I would also recommend you see an allergist to find out what it is that is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy with Vicks vapoinhaler together?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy with Vicks vapoinhaler together?

Yes: They will not interact with each other. Drink plenty of fluids as well. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

10mg/day--adult: 10mg/day is the usual recommended dose and 5mg for the little ones. Research result showed that higher dosage confers no addional benefit, but taking more than 10mg will only waste your nickle. It is classified as nonsedating antihistamine, but very low incidence of grogginess/excessive sedation. If you have trouble and Claritin (loratadine) not helping adequately, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago red itchy spots appeared at the back of my neck and forhead. Gp said its allergy and gave me loratadine allergy still there. Treatment?

Few weeks ago red itchy spots appeared at the back of my neck and forhead. Gp said its allergy and gave me loratadine allergy still there. Treatment?

Tough answer: It is almost impossible to determine what a rash is without being able to see the rash. If they appear to be similar to mosquito bites, they might be hives. Hives will respond to antihistamines, though Allegra or zyrtec would be a better choice than claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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I have a sinus headache and I want to take ibuprofen but I already took Claritin (loratadine) allergy. Can I mix the two?

I have a sinus headache and I want to take ibuprofen but I already took Claritin (loratadine) allergy. Can I mix the two?

Yes: They are unrelated, and there are no significant interactions. Yes you can take both. In fact, usually i'll recommend a similar combination for hayfever, colds, etc. ...Read more

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54 days no period. Don't have sex all the way. Have aspirin pills for blood problem take loratadine allergy pills. Have a cyst on 1ovary what's wrong?

54 days no period. Don't have sex all the way. Have aspirin pills for blood problem take loratadine allergy pills. Have a cyst on 1ovary what's wrong?

Go to the Doctor: This is complicated and covers so much ground that most of us here would step back and simple say this should be sorted out at your gynecologist's office. Something is up, but it is not obvious. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat & don't know why? Possibly loratidine allergy?

Scratchy throat & don't know why? Possibly loratidine allergy?

Cold?: Scratchy throat is usually the earliest evidence of a cold or flu. Loratidine allergy is exceedingly rare, and doesn't present as a scratchy throat. ...Read more

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Would I really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Yes: Unless it has a decongestant, it is generally considered safe to take even up to 10 mg of Claritin (loratadine) 4 x a day if needed even though this is 4x the dose approved. But we do use as much as 4x the dose for those who have hives. ...Read more

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Could you really need to wait 12 hours to take Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour allergy medicine?

Not really: The Claritin (loratadine) reditab 5 mg will last about 12 hours, but there is no harm to taking one sooner or just go for the 10 mg reditab for 24 hour relief. ...Read more

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole, how about claritin (loratadine)?

With allergy drugs such as astemizole, how about claritin (loratadine)?

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

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole or terfenadine, how about taking claritin (loratadine)?

Depends: 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

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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

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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?

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?

Pharmacist: Since almost twelve hours have elapsed it probably will not be problematic to take the zyrtec (cetirizine) tonight even though these are once daily medications. Your pharmacist is quite qualified to answer this type of question for you. ...Read more