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Take Two Claritin
Sometimes: While the usual dose of Claritin is 10 mg once a day, there are circumstances where allergists may use higher doses to treat persistent hives. Drowsiness in more likely to occur with higher than recommended doses of claritin, but in general, severe or significant side effects are unlikely. ...Read more
Better not: exceed the recommended dosage, if you think your symptoms aren't controlled, better seek medical advice, good luck ...Read more
What happens if you accidentally take 2 claritins (10mg each) in 24 hours when you're supposed to only take one ? Anything serious would happen ?
Extra Claritin: If you are in generally good health with normal kidney and liver function, and you are not taking other sedating medications, there are not likely to be serious consequences. The worst you might experience would be excessive drowsiness, sedation, etc so don't drive for 24 hours. Also do not consume alcohol or take other medications that are CNS depressants for 48 hours. ...Read more
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 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
It depends: There are two different doses of Claritin d - a twelve hour dose and a twenty four hour dose. Obviously, the 12 hour dose is recommended twice a day, 12 hours apart. If you were to take two 24 hour tablets, you would be getting the equivalent of 16 sudafed tablets. That could cause agitation, insomnia, rapid heart rate, and an elevation in blood pressure. That would not be recommended. ...Read more
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