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Claritin-D Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Loratadine is an antihistamine. It works against the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. It prevents sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; and other allergic symptoms. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. It shrinks blood vessels. By decreasing blood flow, it also decreases congestion.

Claritin-D Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 tablet every 12 hours for Claritin-D 12 Hour, 1 tablet a day for Claritin-D 24 Hour.
  • If you have kidney trouble, then your doctor will start you on 1 tablet a day.

Uses of Claritin-D

  • Claritin-D is used to treats symptoms of allergic conditions.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Claritin-D

Before taken Claritin-D medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Claritin-D. Side effects may include:

  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Sore throat

Warnings and precautions before taking Claritin-D:

  • If you are taking Claritin-D and experience insomnia, dizziness, weakness, tremor, or unusual heartbeats, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have diabetes, heart disease, an overactive thyroid gland, kidney or liver problems, or an enlarged prostate gland, then you should be used this medicine with extra caution..
  • Before taking Claritin-D, you should tell your doctor if you have asthma or another lung disease; diabetes; thyroid problems; glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Claritin-D with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Claritin-D with the following:

  • Blood pressure medications classified as beta blockers
  • Digoxin
  • MAO inhibitors, such as the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate
  • Mecamylamine
  • Methyldopa
  • Reserpine

After taken Claritin-D if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Claritin-D overdose include

  • Anxiety
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Chest pain
  • Convulsions
  • Delusions
  • Fluttery heartbeat
  • Giddiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea

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