You asked: Can a child have antihistamine tablets?

How much antihistamine can a child take?

Children 6 years of age and older—5 to 10 mg once a day. Children 4 to 6 years of age—2.5 mg once a day, up to a maximum of 5 mg once a day or 2.5 mg twice a day.

At what age can a child take allergy medicine?

Although some allergy medicines are approved for use in children as young as 6 months, the FDA cautions that simply because a product’s box says that it is intended for children does not mean it is intended for children of all ages. Always read the label to make sure the product is right for your child’s age.

What can I give my 5 year old for allergies?

There are three main types of over-the-counter allergy treatment for children:

  • Oral antihistamines, such as Children’s Allegra (fexofenadine), Children’s Claritin (loratadine), and Children’s Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Steroid nasal sprays, like Children’s Flonase (fluticasone) and Children’s Nasacort.

Can a 6 year old take 10mg loratadine?

Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness. DO NOT GIVE this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old.

Children’s Claritin Syrup 24-Hour (loratadine 5 mg in 5 mL)

Age Dose
adults and children 6 years and over 10 mL once daily; do not take more than 10 mL in 24 hours
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Can child take Claritin and Benadryl together?

It’s not recommended to take Claritin and Benadryl together. Because they have similar side effects, taking them together can increase the risk of adverse effects.

Is it OK to give a 4 year old Benadryl?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against giving any cold or cough medicine containing an antihistamine to a child under the age of 2. According to the FDA, this type of medicine could cause serious side effects in toddlers and babies, including rapid heart rate and convulsions.

What’s better loratadine or cetirizine?

Which is better–loratadine or cetirizine? Loratadine has fewer sedating properties compared to cetirizine. The effectiveness of the two are more or less equal. However, cetirizine may have a quicker onset of action.

What are the risks of taking antihistamines?

Some of the common side effects of first-generation antihistamines include:

  • Drowsiness.
  • Dry mouth, dry eyes.
  • Blurred or double vision.
  • Dizziness and headache.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Mucous thickening in the airways.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Difficulty urinating and constipation.

Can you take cetirizine and loratadine together?

No interactions were found between cetirizine and loratadine. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.