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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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't matter: I say take it when you feel most symptomatic or are likely to remember to take it. ...Read more
Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use . The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sensitive when it comes to medication, i want to take Claritin (loratadine) but will it still work if i get the childrens kind?
All day today I feel hot, then cold, then hot, then cold and so on. What would do this? The only thing I did different today was take Claritin (loratadine) d.
Virus vs side effect: Time will tell. Infection, side effect or menopause; but most likely would be viral infection. Chills would be an unusual side effect for Claritin (loratadine) d, but if you aren't sick, just don't take any more Claritin (loratadine) d and see if it goes away. After a few days, you could take one again and see if it recurs. That's how to figure out if it is a side effect when the symptoms are not dangerous. ...Read more
No: It is best not to since both contain decongestants. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can take both. There are no significant side effects when taking both at the otc doses. ...Read more
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