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What is Claritin Tablet used for?

Claritin Tablets are used to treat symptoms associated with allergies and hay fever, such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. If you have been prescribed epinephrine to treat allergic reactions, always have your epinephrine injector with you if you have hives that are itchy. Loratadine is not effective in preventing hives or preventing/treating a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in adults and children. Loratadine should not be used instead of epinephrine. If self-treating with this medication, make sure you read the manufacturer's directions carefully, so you know when to consult your doctor. (See also Precautions). Do not use the tablets or capsules in children younger than 6 years old unless directed to do so by your doctor. Do not use the liquid or chewable tablets in children younger than 2 years old unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Claritin Information

How to use Claritin Tablets?

The directions on the packaging of an over-the-counter (OTC) product should be read carefully before using it. If your physician has prescribed it for you, follow the directions on your prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist and call your doctor for medical advice about side effects and other important aspects of the drug.

If you are using the chewable tablets, make sure you chew each tablet thoroughly and swallow it. Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day.

You should carefully measure the dose when using the liquid form of this medication. Do not use a household spoon since you may not get the correct dose.

It is important to follow the recommended dosage based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more frequently than directed. Do not take more than the amount recommended for your age. Additional doses will not improve allergy relief.

Store at room temperature out of reach of children and animals when not in use. Seek medical attention from a health care professional if you experience an allergic reaction.

What are Drug Interactions of Claritin Tablet?

The safety of Claritin is generally good, with a low risk of serious drug interactions. You should always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

It's important to tell your doctor if you're taking any other prescription or nonprescription medications, including vitamins or herbal supplements. These interactions may be minimized if you let them know about them.

There is a possibility that Claritin might interact with the following medications:

  • amiodarone (Pacerone)
  • carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Epitol)
  • cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • darunavir (Prezista)
  • dasatinib (Sprycel)
  • erythromycin (Erygel, Eryped)
  • ketoconazole
  • midodrine (ProAmatine)
  • ranolazine (Ranexa)
  • rifampin (Rifadin)
  • ritonavir (Norvir)
  • St. John’s wort

It may be harmful if you have phenylketonuria (PKU). Individuals with kidney disease may have an increased risk of adverse reactions.

How much are Claritin tabs cost in Canada?

Starting price of Claritin 10mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $30.00 USD ($1 per tabs)

Generic options for this medication aren't available currently.

Please scroll up and refer to the products area for 1mg/mL, 10mg costs in Canada. Please check prices for your effect dose as the price may vary with strength.

Claritin FAQs

How long does it take for Claritin to kick in?

The effects of a 10 mg dose of Claritin last about 24 hours after taking it, and you should receive reduced allergy symptoms within 1 to 3 hours of taking it.

What happens if I take 2 Claritin?

The most common symptoms of Claritin® overdose are drowsiness, headaches, and heart palpitations.

Does Claritin raise blood pressure?

Claritin is the brand name for loratadine, which is rarely known to raise blood pressure. If it does, it's usually due to Claritin-D, an oral mixture of loratadine and pseudoephedrine.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a pharmacist.