An Introduction to Claritin Eye Dosages
There is only one recommended dose of Claritin®
ophthalmic solution), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your allergy symptoms
. As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Dose for Eye Allergies
When treating eye allergy symptoms in individuals age three and older, the standard Claritin Eye
dosage is one drop in each affected eye twice daily, every 8 to 12 hours, but no more than twice a day.
If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservatives in the medication, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
General Information on Dosing With Claritin Eye
Considerations to keep in mind when taking Claritin Eye include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in each eye twice a day.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- For Claritin Eye to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing for Claritin Eye, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.