Claritin

What is Claritin?

Loratadine (INN) is a second-generation H1 histamine antagonist drug used to treat allergies. In structure, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants, such as imipramine, and is distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine.

Loratadine is marketed by Schering-Plough under several trade names (e.g., Claritin) and also by Shionogi in Japan. It is available as a generic drug and is marketed for its nonsedating properties. In a version named Claritin-D or Clarinase, it is combined with pseudoephedrine, a decongestant; this makes it useful for colds, as well as allergies but adds potential side effects of insomnia, anxiety, and nervousness.

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I have chronic rhinitis and am always congested. I also live with very bad allergies in which I take Claritin-D in the day time. This usually does the trick for my runny nose, but the congestion always lingers. I have tried decongestants and nasal sprays, and they do work very temporarily. But I don't like the habit forming aspects and rebound congestion that those come with. I have tried over and over: steam, saline washes and neti pots. I have tried nasal emollients such as Ponaris. But these only help a little.
The worst time is when I sleep (or try to anyway). The membranes lining my nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels and stay that way as soon as I lay down.
I have a clean house, no pets, clean filters, clean sheets, etc. etc...I know the drill. And I'm going to go crazy because I have averaged about four hours of sleep for ten years now.
My doctor always gives me the same advice every time, and its useless. He must think that I'm exaggerating? I thought by now he would have offered a prescription of some sort?
There must be something that I can do/take that will stop this chronic inflammation. This seems to be triggered by everything, any ware, at anytime (I'm cursed!). Do I possibly need surgery of some kind?

doctor1 MD

Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that you have allergic reaction to some unknown allergens and as you seems to be continuously exposed to it leading to the symptoms of congestion and it seems to be...

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I just started Claritin D and just had about 5 minutes of excessive Sweating, is this a side effect? I do not have a fever

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to Healthacare Magic,

Claritin-D is a Anti-Histaminic medication and it doesnt cause any sweating. The possible side effects would be sedation and dryness of mouth and blurring of vision.

Hope i have clarified your query.
If you have any further questions let me know.

Regards,...

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My right ear feels blocked, and in my left ear I hear a whistling sound when people speak or when I hear most noises. This is the 4th day. Have been taking Claritin-D and tried Neti Pot thinking it may be due to allergies but nothing helping. Had a cold two weeks ago. Was exposed to very loud noise on Thursday. Not sure if any of these would be factors.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to healthcare magic

I have read the query and understand your concern,the tinnitus(whistling in ears) is most likely due to residual ear infection as your right ear is also blocked.I usually suggest my patients in such conditions:

1.An antibiotic like tab.Augmentin for 5 days for...

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hello i got sick on saturday with what i thought was the flu had minor aches and a very high fever between 101-103.7 about 2am sunday morning my fever was so high i got the shakes and vomited a few times and had a very bad headache i fought my fever as best as i could with over the counter meds until yesterday the fever would just not go away....so i went to the doctor and he said it was not the flu but a very bad sinus infection. He gave me a prescription called Cephalexin 500mg take 3 times a day for ten days. I started to feel better about 45min after taking that and a claritin-d. my problem is i am dizzy and have a headache which i know are side effects of the drug, but my fever just wont quit one hour its normal 98.6 then the next its 99.9 then 101 again is this normal?thanks cat

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
If this is sinusitis then this may take at least five days to come around, if the given antibiotic is not responding well then this can be manages with Tab Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid 625 mg twice in day, it would be nice to have hot drinks and steam inhalation would be...

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my 8 month old baby has a fever of 101.7 for 3 days now, i can t get it lower than that for more than an hour. he got a rash on day 2 of fever, the rash looked like sunburn , skin very warm on rash spots, rash was around his neck , down his back and chest, behind his ears and started getting little pink dots down his belly and buttocks . he won t eat barely anything and will mainly only drink watered down juice, only drinks his formula a little bit during the night after his fever subsides for a bit. he has slight diarrhea and the whites of his eyes are bloodshot. he has a slight cough here and there and is beginning to sound hoarse and raspy when he cries. went to the dr yesterday and today and they said it was a virus, then they said an allergic reaction , then prescribed claritin and tylenol . told me to call them if he started coughing, so i called to tell him he s coughing and he called in ammoxicillian to pharmacy. i wasn t too pleased with my dr visits, they said his ears and throat looks fine. he sleeps most the day for the past couple of days and struggles to sleep through the night, tossing and turning. he is just miserable. he is more clumbsy also, i noticed last night as he tried to play when he was feeling a little better he was falling and losing his balance as he cruised the furniture, more than normal. i m not sure if i should bring him to the e.r. or wait another day or 2 and give him the anitbiotic

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for your query,
Continue the medication as prescribed by your Pediatrician.
Try to give oral fluids and soft infant diet to maintain his hydration and nutrition.
If there are loose stools probiotic like lactobacillus or sacharomyces can be given orally after your doctor...

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6 weeks ago I had severe vertigo that last about 8 hours, went to dr about 4 weeks ago and she said I had fluid in my middle right ear and prescribed Claritin, which didn't help much. wondering if I should go to ent. I have some fullness, switches ears, pressure in my forehead area and dizziness off and on, worst in the morning

doctor1 MD

Please let me know whether the vertigo was a single episode or still you have persistent vertigo. You have not mentioned about is there any positional variation of vertigo or not.
your symptoms correlate to Secretory otitis media. Your Doctor had prescribed the correct medication. But should have...

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I was wondering whether I had an allergy or something else. I sort of had a chronic cough going on maybe starting two months ago, no fever, mucus/pheglm, but not as much as now. Sometimes I would wake up with a white string of mucus in back of my throat . I m very paranoid that these might be std symptoms. I went to my primary doctor and they just prescribed me Claritin. I am currently waiting on the lab work to come in hopefully this week.

doctor1 MD

Hi dear why u think its std. Probably due to white mucous in ur throat. Dont worry its not a sign of std but is chronic pharangitis. So dont worry ur doc has prescribed u anti allergics. U ll be fine with this. Thank u

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the right side of my throat gets dry and prickly, sometimes it like a grabbing sensation and it creates a persistent cough that goes on on and on and forces my urine to come down. I can literally taste the colour less but slimy fluid that builds up some times. I have adenoids and as a child had to have my ear syringed a few time. despite that I never had much of a sinus problem until last year..( I am 37 yrs old). I was told by a doctor a few times that he saw a bubble or fluid build up in my ear. he gave me Claritin to take each time. the cough get worse when I try to sleep so I haven't had much of that in a few nights. Help

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Allergic reaction to any environmental allergen.
2. Upper respiratory tract infection.

Claritin (pharmacologically loratadine) is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of allergies.

The presence of fluid inside the ear is...

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Hello I went to see my family doctor yesterday for a bad sore throat, cough, and congestion. My hubby has been sick with the flu . She prescribed cough medicine and said to take Claritin D and ibuprofen . Now I am unable to sleep due to my bad sore throat and there is pain in my ears when I swallow. The throat pain and ear pain when swallowing is intense. Not sure what to do now.

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for your question.
Most probably you are having pharyngitis and tonsilitis along with infection of upper respiratory tract.
The ear pain is refered pain from pharynx.Claritin D is decongestant containing loratidine and psedoephedrine and ibuprofen is analgesic.lack of sleep could be due...

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Female, Age 26, healthy otherwise, started having tongue pain d/t what seem like abrasions on my gums. These 'abrasions' have since spread throughout my mouth to under my tongue and I woke up this am with a mildly swollen tongue and what feels like many tiny bumps on my upper gums. NKDA. I took Claritin and it seems to have helped but they are still there and semi-painful. Any Ideas?

doctor1 MD

Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern.

As per your complain swollen tongue along with small blisters in mouth can be due to Apthous Stomatitis causing apthous ulcers and can be caused due to a number of reasons like deficiency of iron...

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Recent questions on  Claritin

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Female, Age 26, healthy otherwise, started having tongue pain d/t what seem like abrasions on my gums. These 'abrasions' have since spread throughout my mouth to under my tongue and I woke up this am with a mildly swollen tongue and what feels like many tiny bumps on my upper gums. NKDA. I took Claritin and it seems to have helped but they are still there and semi-painful. Any Ideas?

doctor1 MD

I have chronic rhinitis and am always congested. I also live with very bad allergies in which I take Claritin-D in the day time. This usually does the trick for my runny nose, but the congestion always lingers. I have tried decongestants and nasal sprays, and they do work very temporarily. But I don't like the habit forming aspects and rebound congestion that those come with. I have tried over and over: steam, saline washes and neti pots. I have tried nasal emollients such as Ponaris. But these only help a little.
The worst time is when I sleep (or try to anyway). The membranes lining my nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels and stay that way as soon as I lay down.
I have a clean house, no pets, clean filters, clean sheets, etc. etc...I know the drill. And I'm going to go crazy because I have averaged about four hours of sleep for ten years now.
My doctor always gives me the same advice every time, and its useless. He must think that I'm exaggerating? I thought by now he would have offered a prescription of some sort?
There must be something that I can do/take that will stop this chronic inflammation. This seems to be triggered by everything, any ware, at anytime (I'm cursed!). Do I possibly need surgery of some kind?

doctor1 MD

Yesterday I got very aroused for no reason (I was walking/cleaning the house) and had my first orgasm. Now I can t get the arousal to go away! I can t sleep, it just keeps throbbing and is getting very painful. Please, please help me! I have endometriosis if that could cause any issue. I am super scared and embarrassed. I have taken Tylenol PM to try and sleep, but it isnt working. I am also on Claritin-D and have been up for 24 hours (dealing with this MOST of the time). Any suggestions/help? i did not use anything in the vagina, just rubbed a bit. the pain is burning most of the time and the discharge is constant, it hurts like hell! it is making my endo so much worse! I have tried masturbating again, but that makes it worse. my heart is pounding like crazy . thats all i can think of right now, thanks for your help in advance.

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I just started Claritin D and just had about 5 minutes of excessive Sweating , is this a side effect? I do not have a fever

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Hello I have had fluid in my ear for over a month now and just last night started to have popping sounds. If I squeeze my eyes shutoff sounds and feels a little like a wet suction. After that it sounds like a carbonted drink for 10 seconds....

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