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What is the best time of the day to give childrens claritin (loratadine)?

What is the best time of the day to give childrens claritin (loratadine)?

Pair it up: The best time to give a once daily med is when you pair it with another activity you already do daily.The effectiveness is not altered by when during the day it is given, you just need to remember to give it. ...Read more

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

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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Does it take a few times for Claritin (loratadine) d to work?

Not necessarily: Many patients will experience relief of symptoms with Claritin (loratadine) d within 1.5 hours even with one dose. However, more continued doses will establish a steady state and perhaps provide even a little better relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take loratadine and phenylephrine at the same time?

Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the Loratadine is not controlling your symptoms for the full 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can i take benedryl and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d at the same time?

Stimulant medication: Both dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d contain stimulants, so it would be duplication to take them together. The phenylephrine in dayquil is weaker than the Pseudoephedrine in Claritin (loratadine) d. Dayquil is for colds, and you should not take antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) when you have a cold anyway. Antihistamines slow the clearance of secretions and prolong viral respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and dramimine at the same time?

However: Both independently can cause drowsiness, and together both may make you very sleepy. Do not drive or operate power equipment after taking these together. ...Read more

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Can you take musinex and Claritin (loratadine) d at the same time?

Yes: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant - it helps thin out the mucus. Claritin D has both an anti-histamine (dry out the mucus) and a decongestant - help get the mucus out. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time? Thanks in advance.

Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time? Thanks in advance.

Why should you?: Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) is a mainly non-sedating antihistamine. Diphenhydramine is very sedating and affects the brain if if you don't feel sedated. In severe itching or welts, taking more that the recommended dose of antihistamines is acceptable. I would suggest you double-up on loratadine rather than adding the other and even then only if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).

Same Medication: Claritin (loratadine)-D 12 hr and Claritin (loratadine)-D 24 hour both have pseudoephedrine in them. If you take a Claritin (loratadine) and add phenylephrine which is also a decongestant like pseudoephedrine you may or may not have the same reaction. ...Read more