Claritand and Alcohol speaks to Claritand alcohol interaction, what is Claritand and Claritand side effects.
Claritand generic name loratadine and pseudoephedrine is a combination of two drugs loratadine and pseudoephedrine. Loratadine is an histamine that reduces histamine in the body as this chemical causes symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes and runny nose. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion.
ClaritanD is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and the common cold and may be used for other purposes.
It is suggested you not drink alcohol while using the drug as it may increase the side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use ClartitanD for a child less than 4 years old.
Do not use this drug if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days.
Before using ClaritanD advise your physician if you have kidney disease, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorder, enlarged prostate or urination problems.
Less serious side effects are blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite, stomach upset, skin tingling, warmth, redness, insomnia, restless or excitable, skin rash, itching, dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty with memory or concentration or ringing in the ears. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are fast pounding heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, severe dizziness, anxiety, restless, nervous, high blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, chest pain, short of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure, bruising, bleeding, weakness, fever, chills, body aches or flu symptoms. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves s an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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