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    Suggest an alternative medication for Claritin taken for pollen allergies

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: Hi,
I used to take Claritin for many years for my pollen allergies, but the previous seasan it gave me irregular heartbeat. What can I take instead?
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Hi Welcome to HCM,
I can understand your concerns.
You can take Anti histaminic drugs.
Post your further queries if any,
Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Yes, but what kind that doesnt have irregular heartbeat as side effect..?
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should take fexofenadine or levicetrizine.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Instead of Claritin (loratidine) you should take either of these drugs.
1. Fexofenadine (120mg) once daily
2. Levocetrizine (5mg) once a day.
These are not having side effects of irregular heart beats.
So you can take either of them with out fear of irregular heart beats.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
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