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What Is In Claritin D
Not a D source: Oranges are not a vitamin d source. Some orange juices are fortified with a little vitamin d, but since orange juice is a fat free food, unless the you drink it with a meal containing some fat, your body can't use it. Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is absorbed by your body with fat, and if there is no fat intake with the vitamin, it won't be absorbed at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Antihistamine : It is not common but children and adults are known to become hyper rather than sedated from 1st & even 2nd generation histamine blockers like claritin (loratadine). If it is Claritin (loratadine) alone, not Claritin (loratadine) d ( lots of decongestant), this is considered an idiopathic reaction. Meaning that your metabolism break Claritin (loratadine) down in a way that causes agitation, a stimulant. ...Read more
Decongestants: Most allergy medicines contain antihistamines, decongestants or a combination of the two. Antihistamines help runny, watery or itchy nose or eyes. Decongestants help congestion and stuffiness. Allegra, claritine and zyrtec are pure antihistamines. Allegra d, Claritin (loratadine) d and zyrtec d contain pseudo Ephedrine ( sudafed).). 'd' stands for decongestant. At night it can keep you awake. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine) d: This is a side effect of the decongestant in Claritin d. It is not an allergy. You can take plain Claritin and avoid the problem. For your nasal conestion i would try a saline nasal spray and if no help, ask your doctor for a prescription nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
>30: Generally a vit d level less then 30 is considered deficient. However, research still needs to be done to determine what is too low in different ethnicities and disease states. We still dont know how much to replace or how aggressively to replace vit d in different populations. Overall, vit d is safe and it is difficult to become toxic unless one is ingessting large amounts or has renal disease. ...Read more
My vit d is 70 ug/ml which is high.I get drowsiness and tiredness. Is high vit d causing that? How to get cured of that in a month?
NO: There is no fully agreed vitamin d level which is optimal, but we do feel that many patients do quite well with levels at 50-60 ng/ml, and your "70" should indeed be very safe. The drowsiness and fatigue should actually respond positively to vitamin d, unless you have a paradoxical rxtn. Since this is a fat soluble vitamin, can take time for level to drop. Work with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some say so: Go to vitamindcouncil.Org for more answers and discussion. ...Read more
Probably neither: The medications that you describe are all antihistamines. They rarely are effective in eradicating an inflammation that has been present for 3 months (definition of chronic sinusitis). Even if allergy is part of your problem, these medications are not very effective. A better anti-inflammatory drug that might help temporarily is prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Normal: 30 -80ng/ml: The normal vitamin d level ranges from 30-80ng/ml (may vary somewhat in different lab). Thus, level less than 30 is considered deficient. I have tested many patients and have never seen anyone having above 65ng/ml--i gues because we generally don't get get enough sun exposure and/or not getting adequate intake from diet. Consult doc. Good luck... Ng=nanogram. ...Read more
Is it possible for you to take an allegra (fexofenadine) in the morning then a claritan d at night?
Allergy: Yes, it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›