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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09-17-2006, 11:50 PM #1saphireRegistered Userhas no status.
how long does it take children's claritin to work?, , ,
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09-18-2006, 05:52 AM #2mhoelzerRegistered Userhas no status.
from m y experiences w/ adult claritin it takes over hour, sometimes 2 for it to give me full reliefMichele (27) and Jack (45)
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09-18-2006, 06:13 AM #3StaceyTXRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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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!!Born in Heaven 12/5/01
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09-18-2006, 08:00 AM #4jan21Registered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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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09-18-2006, 08:35 AM #5MichelleTXRegistered Userhas no status.
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.
09-18-2006, 11:10 AM #6DKNYRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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.Dina
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