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Can I take 2 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic urticaria?

No. Claritin (loratadine) is not approved at 20 mg. My experience is that zyrtec is better. Take 10 mg. You can add Pepcid otc in combination with the zyrtec for even greater efficacy. Read more...

Hi, I am a graduate student in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Sometimes I have symptoms of urticaria (not season-related). I use loratadine when symptoms occur and it helps very well. What is the main cause of urticaria, and is it recommended to search after th

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Idiopathic. The cause of generalized urticaria is often undetermined. Management of urticaria is straightforward and typically is not altered by underlying etiology. Thus far, your episodes of urticaria have been easily managed. Identifying precipitants could help you to avoid recurrent exposures. Basic laboratory studies can sometimes be helpful in identifying underlying certain underlying causes. Read more...