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My doctor prescribed Claritin D 24hr and singular for my allergy and upper respiratory problem. I have taken the Alavert 6 hr and have no problem with it but for some reason this Claritin D 24 hr makes me very jittery and unable to sleep well. Thought maybe if I just took half it would be better?

Doctor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Well. keep getting upper respiratory infections and also have animal and outdoor allergies. Irritation almost constantly in in throat and nose.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Pharmacy
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 2 years ago
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I wouldn't suggest doing half as it is extended release. I would suggest plain claritin instead as the pseudoephedrine is what is making you jittery.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago
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Hi there,

You can buy Claritin D 12 hours, but take it once a day in the morning. Also add liquid Benadryl 1 teaspoon at bedtime. Rest assured your allergies will be gone in no time.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago

Also consider Alavert aka Claritin without the D part and buy pseudoephedrine 30 mg OTC. Then take one of each in the morning.

Claritin D 24 hours has 240 mg of pseudoephedrine.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago

Please feel free to ask as many questions as you need to get your questions answered to your satisfaction :)

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago

And continue Singular to prevent allergy attacks.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago

Singulair 10mg in the evening

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Pharmacist: Dr. Josh, Pharm.D. replied 2 years ago

I strive to provide quick and accurate answers. Please kindly rate my answer once fully satisfied :)
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 2 years ago

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