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If someone overdoses on allergy pills, do they always have to go to the hospital?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Doctor can evaluate
An overdose means taking more than the usual maximum dose.
For example, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec are used once a day. Taking 2 in one day probably won't cause a problem, but 3 in one day would be an overdose. One should contact his doctor in cases of mild overdosage. If one took 5 or 6 tablets, an urgent care or E.R. Visit would be wise. When unsure, it is just safer to go to an E.R. And get evaluated.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate
An overdose means taking more than the usual maximum dose.
For example, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec are used once a day. Taking 2 in one day probably won't cause a problem, but 3 in one day would be an overdose. One should contact his doctor in cases of mild overdosage. If one took 5 or 6 tablets, an urgent care or E.R. Visit would be wise. When unsure, it is just safer to go to an E.R. And get evaluated.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Overdose
What do you mean by overdose? If you are taking way too much, then why take the chance of having to call an ambulance if the person stops breathing.
Best to be safe and drive to the er. Even if you do not triage in, just by sitting there, you are safer in case u do have a reaction. By the way: have someone else drive you!

In brief: Overdose
What do you mean by overdose? If you are taking way too much, then why take the chance of having to call an ambulance if the person stops breathing.
Best to be safe and drive to the er. Even if you do not triage in, just by sitting there, you are safer in case u do have a reaction. By the way: have someone else drive you!
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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