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yuantian
12-04-2007, 08:47 PM
just found out i am allergic to a lot of things. they gave me loratadine/claritin. is it safe to take it everyday? i don't feel like taking pills rest of my life. but it sure made me feel better breathing.

Cannonball
12-04-2007, 09:18 PM
When I moved to the Hill Country, I started getting allergies I didn't know I had (but only in the winter months). I took Claritin (or the HEB generic equivalent) every day during the winter and I was fine.

supafrumpy
12-04-2007, 09:18 PM
there are side effects that are minor. There is no toxicity to the liver or kidneys. If you have good liver function as this is the primary method of metabolism you will also keep a safe/therapeutic level in your system.

I'm only a 2nd year medical student...why didn't you ask your doctor?

yuantian
12-04-2007, 09:30 PM
there are side effects that are minor. There is no toxicity to the liver or kidneys. If you have good liver function as this is the primary method of metabolism you will also keep a safe/therapeutic level in your system.

I'm only a 2nd year medical student...why didn't you ask your doctor?

i just started taking it yesterday. haven't had a chance. i didn't think about it when i was at the clinic. i will ask next time i see him. just being paranoid :D i think i have all kinds of disease these days. seeing a shrink soon to fix that :D hopefully it's only mental :)

RocketManJosh
12-04-2007, 09:42 PM
I've been on claritin every day for something like 10-15 years and I have not seen any problems. If you still have problems, you should consider adding FloNase. Those 2 together work like miracle drugs for me.

SWTsig
12-04-2007, 09:48 PM
I've been on claritin every day for something like 10-15 years and I have not seen any problems. If you still have problems, you should consider adding FloNase. Those 2 together work like miracle drugs for me.

allegra-d and rhinocort.

bitch!

yuantian
12-04-2007, 10:23 PM
was funny that i thought i am not allergic to anything. after they put all the needles in me, they found out that i am allergic to cats, trees, grass, ragweed, dust mites. ouch. it's been more than a day, i still have like 10 red dots on my arms from those test spots :D

rhino17
12-04-2007, 10:52 PM
I've taken 2 claratins a day on and off for about 8 years

A-Train
12-05-2007, 07:09 AM
When I moved to the Hill Country, I started getting allergies I didn't know I had (but only in the winter months). I took Claritin (or the HEB generic equivalent) every day during the winter and I was fine.

If you're originally from the Houston area, you're probably allergic to clean air...

Dubious
12-05-2007, 08:57 AM
If you have good insurance and an hour twice a week to spend at the Allergist, you can take allergy shots for a couple of years and get over them.

Actually it's only twice a week for a couple of months and then once a month for the next couple of years.

Check and see if you antigen vials are covered first. My shots are covered but I have to buy my antigen :confused: ... and since I am allergic to everything on Earth the vials run around $1400 a year.

As I have written on this site, I am allergic to molds and had mold growing in my sinuses which led to chronic Fungal Allergic Sinusitus and 3 surgeries. I had quit my shots during the 18 months of surgeries so I had to start over.

Also I'm allergic to bermuda grass...you know...golf courses..so I really had no choice.