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How does Claritin (loratadine) help my allergies?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Blocking histamine

Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines.
These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you.

In brief: Blocking histamine

Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines.
These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce symptoms

Histamine produces the itching, eye and nasal swelling induced by allergic triggers.
Claritin (loratadine, generic name) and other antihistamines block the action of histamine.

In brief: Reduce symptoms

Histamine produces the itching, eye and nasal swelling induced by allergic triggers.
Claritin (loratadine, generic name) and other antihistamines block the action of histamine.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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