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    Question how long does it take children's claritin to work?

    I bought ds some last night and gave it to him this am. So far it doesn't seem to have done anything for him. Should it have worked by now?
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    from m y experiences w/ adult claritin it takes over hour, sometimes 2 for it to give me full relief
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    My ped says they need to take it every day for 2 weeks before you know if it is going to work. And she was right...after taking it about a week and a half, I noticed a huge change in Kyler. And now, we can skip a night, but if we skip two, watch out!!
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    It usually works pretty quick for us.

    What makes a bigger difference than the Claritin for us is Nasonex (prescription nose spray). But it takes a week or 2 to work. Oops - I just remembered I forgot to give it to Laura this AM before school!

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    Claratin worked well for ds at first but after about 2 months on it the claratin stopped working. Now he's on prescription zyrtec. The ped said that she liked it better than claratin. ds's had a cold hanging on for the past month so I don't really know how well it's working yet. His allergies are so bad that he probably needs something else in addition to the zyrtec. We'll address that at his 6 year well visit coming up.

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    this year my ds (who was 3 at the time) was suffering terribly with spring time allergies. claritan was our last resort before going into a Rx medication. it took about a week before he felt relief from it, but when he did it was clear sailing.

    i was told that if you're already in the throws of allergies then it needs to build up somewhat (in our case a week did it) before it will be most beneficial.
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