How effective is Claritin (loratadine) d to help with allergy asthma?

Antihistamines help. Claritin (loratadine) +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is.
Some. Post nasal drip is a great irritant to asthmatics with allergies. Getting your allergies treated and clearing the mucus from the upper airway works quite well - nasal rinses + nasal steroids. If these don't work for you completely adding Claritin usually helps somewhat.

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Could I take singular for asthma and take Claritin (loratadine) and lohist-d for allergy at the same time?

Yes. Singulair (montelukast) and Claritin work by different mechanisms. The combination of both works better than either alone for allergy control and the singulair (montelukast) may help your asthma as well. Read more...
Not sure about... ...The d ("decongestant") in lohist-d. It is useless in some people, and raises blood pressure in some others. Read more...

Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Not directly. Claritin is useful to reduce the symptoms of allergies, especially post nasal drip. It should be used with other medications. Mid you are having serious allergic symptoms that worsen your asthma, see an allergist. Read more...

Do either nasonex (mometasone) or loratadine have an interaction with asthma medicines?

No. Both are often used in asthmatics. You may have a personal intolerance to the drugs, but neither have known drug drug interactions with inhaled steroids or albuterol. Read more...

My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.

Many reasons. There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep people awake. Some asthma inhalers can also keep people awake especially if they are used too often. Call the doctor who prescribed the inhaler for advice. Read more...

Allergic to so much! Dust, all pollens, animals! Constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergy. You can try to take a shower before going to bed. Also nasal saline rinses can be of some help. Now if there is no relief your last resource would be benadryl (diphenhydramine). Read more...
See allergist. Loratadine only helps runny nose and sneezing somewhat and does not decongest the nose. Certainly it does nothing for asthma. You need to consult an allergist who can guide you on allergen avoidance and institute the appropriate treatments for your illnesses. In the meanwhile, try exercising regularly 3-4 hr per week (include light weight training) and a healthier diet to lose some weight. Read more...

I heard that Claritin (loratadine) needs several days of consecutive use to be effective. Are other allergy pills like Allegra (fexofenadine) similar?

This is a myth. Antihistamines vary in their onset of action (how quickly they relieve symptoms). Allegra, Zyrtec and Benadryl start helping in 2 hours, Claritin in 4 hours. Claritin is generally the least effective, hence the rumor that it takes days to help. . Read more...