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Doctor insights on: Taking Too Much Claritin

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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 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?

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 much time does it take Claritin (loratadine) to work?

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 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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Can you tell me how much time after starting Claritin (loratadine) before one should feel some results?

1-2 days: Claritin (loratadine) works quickly, within 1-2 hours but depending on symptoms, may take several days to see a result. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of opportunistic diseases when taking Loratadine 30 mg/day regularly? I take 20 mg in morning, and 10 mg in evening when coughing.

Is there any risk of opportunistic diseases when taking Loratadine 30 mg/day regularly? I take 20 mg in morning, and 10 mg in evening when coughing.

Not helpful: Higher doses of Loratadine are probably not helpful. Cetirizine and fexofenadine are SIGNIFICANTLY stronger antihistamines than loratadine. See an ENT allergist or other allergist to talk about other medications, such as steroid nasal sprays and leukotriene inhibitors, allergy drops or shots. Cough with allergy is likely asthma, and an inhaler would be more helpful. ...Read more

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How much loratadine syrup should an adult take ?

10 milligrams: Depending on the strength of the solution the quantity may differ.The 10 milligram dose is standard for an adult. ...Read more