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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) D that expired March of 2014?

Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) D that expired March of 2014?

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 more

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Is it safe to take an expired children's claritin (loratadine)?

Probably: The safety profile of the drug is quite good.What you loose after expiration is assurance of it's effectiveness. It is unlikely to hurt you but may not be as effective. ...Read more

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I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if i take 2 tablets?

I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if i take 2 tablets?

It is OK: The origional dose studies were up to 40mg/day. The most cost effective dose for adults was the 10mg. The medication like this does not suddenly go bad like out dated milk so you are probably ending up with more than 10mg anyway. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) after taking canesoral?

Yes: Canesoral or Fluconazole is related to ketoconazole. These antifungals migh inhibit Loratadine metabolism reulting in increased concentration. This increase appears not to be of concern. ...Read more

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How long after taking Claritin (loratadine) will you feel better?

1-2 hours: While Claritin (loratadine) is rapidly absorbed, it takes about1.2 hours to reach maximum concentration in the body. If taken with food this can delay it another hour. Therefore, about 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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