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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I take loratadine 10 mg to reduce stuffing my nose at night time. It helps. For how long can I continue taking the loratadine pills safely?

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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
there are no known long term effects, some use antihistamines for years

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Loratidine is one of the non drowsy antihistamines available, other options being fexofenadine and cetirizine.

There are some persons who require the use of their anti histamines for years. At the moment, there is no evidence that antihistamines have any adverse effects with long term, regular use.

The slight drop in temperature at night or presence of allergens in your bedroom may cause the stuffy sensation.
Some persons require special pillow cases or mattress covers to help with their symptoms.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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