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General Information on Dosing With Claritin

Considerations for people taking Claritin include the following:
 
  • Claritin comes in several forms, including tablets, Liqui-Gels, orally disintegrating tablets, and syrup. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • You can take Claritin with or without food. If the medication seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Claritin RediTabs (orally disintegrating tablets) dissolve rapidly on the tongue with no need for water. They are a good option for people who have trouble swallowing tablets.
     
  • Try to take Claritin at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
     
  • Some people need to take Claritin all year long, while others take it only during allergy season.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed by the package labeling. Please read the label closely.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Claritin dosage, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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