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What is the proper dosage of Claritin (loratadine) anti-histamine and what are the side effects if taken daily?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Sometimes sedation

Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating.
Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat.

In brief: Sometimes sedation

Most of the time, Claritin (loratadine) has few side effects, but in 8% of people, it can be sedating.
Rare serious side effects :fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions). Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends on age

Age 2-6 -- 5mg daily >6 years old -- 10mg daily.

In brief: Depends on age

Age 2-6 -- 5mg daily >6 years old -- 10mg daily.
Dr. Lee Perry
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