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Old 02-07-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, which as I understand was once upon a time ago part of the United States of America
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I take a Claritan pill every day. Has anybody encountered any problems from this? My skin has been dry lately, but I'm not certain if it's simply the cool weather, though in the past my skin has never been as dry as it is currently.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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I've taken Claritin every day for about 2 years now and haven't had any problems. It's probably the weather.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:36 AM
 
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Oh snap....I never linked my recent dryness to my CLaritin intake! I just recently in the last 6 months developed allergies and my doctor told me to use nasal spray and take Claritin. At the same time, I started having extreme dryness in my mouth and nose at night and also patchy dry skin. I'm thinking it might be the Claritin! Thanks for the insight!
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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While Claritin may give me dry mouth- I myself have never had any external dryness from it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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I take it only when needed. My biggest side effect is that nose bleeds more often. I always believe that it is better to take less of these types of drugs if possible.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I took it for a couple years every day since I live in an area known for bad allegens. Now I just take it in the spring and fall (for hayfever). Neer really had any side effects except from the D version which contains pseudoephedrine and makes my heart beat faster.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, which as I understand was once upon a time ago part of the United States of America
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Originally Posted by SmerkyGrl View Post
Oh snap....I never linked my recent dryness to my CLaritin intake! I just recently in the last 6 months developed allergies and my doctor told me to use nasal spray and take Claritin. At the same time, I started having extreme dryness in my mouth and nose at night and also patchy dry skin. I'm thinking it might be the Claritin! Thanks for the insight!
I'm off it today, so I'll see how it goes. What's embarrassing is that I'm getting dryness on the back of my neck as well as other places, which sometimes allows dead skin to fall on my clothes if I don't moisturize.

Another thing I'm wondering is if my allergies have gotten worse from Claritan. In other words, I wonder if I have a weakened immunity to allergins as a result the Claritan. Time will tell.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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I dont take pills for my allergies anymore, they make me feel all weird. I use a nose spray called Nasonex. It really works for me and I dont get any of the side effects I used to get when I took pills.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, which as I understand was once upon a time ago part of the United States of America
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Have you tried Neo-synephrine? It works for me, but not for a very long time. I'm considering giving Nasonex a try instead.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I dont take pills for my allergies anymore, they make me feel all weird. I use a nose spray called Nasonex. It really works for me and I dont get any of the side effects I used to get when I took pills.
Nasonex makes my noise bleed, gives me the drips, and makes my throat scracthy.
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