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Would Claritan Help With Opiate Withdrawel
Yes, it can help.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more
Potential issues: If this was Claritin (loratadine) d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin (loratadine) d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin (loratadine) that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more
Water can kill you: Anything taken in excess all at once can upset body function causing adverse effects that under certain circumstances could lead to death. Drinking a half gallon of water all at once can dilute body salts leading to seizures. Claritin (loratadine) in the usual doses or even at a double dose is extremely safe. There are reports of death from claritin (loratadine). 2/3 occur in patients over 60. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects include liver damage, seizures, & low platelet counts. I have been in practice for 29 years and have occasionally seen drowsiness, headache and abdominal pain associated with Claritin (loratadine) but none of the others so far and its a very commonly used drug. ...Read more
Not exactly: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is diphenydramine, an old first generation antihistamines that lasts about 6 hours and can cause drowsiness and other side effects. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine that can last 24 hours and has less side effects. At this time, there is no real advantage to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unless a person also wants some sleep.... ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine) and NyQuil: While you are getting two antihistamines, loratidine is a non-sedating antihistamine and doxylamine is a sedating antihistamine. The doxylamine had a half-life of 6-12 hours, so some will still be in your system the next morning. It is probably ok, but i wouldn't push it. ...Read more
In some some, maybe: Like many medications, some people experience headaches. In the clinical studies for Claritin (loratadine) about 12% of people reported headache. Interestingly, 11% of patients given placebo (sugar pill) reported headache also. Headache is a common symptom and not necessarily from the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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