Which one works. the best for you is the best one for you.
Not Claritin (loratadine) Clear? Hi, Member837. Loratadine is safe, effective (versus placebo), and rated as "non-sedating" (though I've had some say they get sleepy). Used to be prescription only, but direct studies comparing it to fexofenadine and cetirizine showed it was slower and less effective. Of course, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is stronger. The best? Depends. Does it work for you?
Depends. the best one is the one that works best for you without giving you side effects. Different people respond differently, so see what works best for you.
I'm 17 and took 3 loratadine tablets, 10 mg/ Antihistamine in the last 24 hours, are there going to be any issues I should be worried about?
Probably not but... Long acting anti-histamines should not be used more than one in 24 hours. Taking more has been associated with heart issues but that is still unlikely to occur. If you have any chest palpitations you should be evaluated. For future reference, these medications can take 4 - 6 hours to work. If you are still not getting relief you can safely add a short acting anti-histamine (Benadryl). Read more...