What is a nondrowsy antihistamine?


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According to the Claritin website, Claritin is an example of a non-drowsy antihistamine product. Claritin offers non-drowsy antihistamine products for both adults and children. According to Drugs.com, Claritin is used in the treatment of seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and itchy nose and throat.

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What is a nondrowsy antihistamine?
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According to Drugs.com, Claritin may also be used by people with chronic skin reactions to treat skin hives. The generic name of Claritin is loratadine. Some side effects from using Claritin may include headache, nervousness, skin rash, stomach pain, blurred vision or nosebleed. This medication is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby when used during pregnancy. However, loratadine can pass into breast milk and may cause harm to a nursing baby.

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