When can toddlers have Claritin?
DO NOT GIVE this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old. FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS and more detailed information, please see Claritin Chewables Product Label.
Can I give my 18 month old Claritin?
It can be used every 6-8 hours as needed. There is an infant concentration (50 mg per 1.25 ml) and a children’s concentration (100 mg per 5 ml). Either one is ok to use in any age child. (Brand names: Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec and others) For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age.
Can I give my 2 year old allergy medicine?
Most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy meds are considered safe for kids 2 years of age and older. Oral antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), and Allegra (fexofenadine) are available OTC in kid-friendly formulations. These meds help with sneezing, itching, eye irritation, and runny nose.
Is Claritin or Zyrtec better for toddlers?
In my order of preference: Zyrtec – More likely to be cause drowsiness than Claritin, but quicker onset of action (1 hour.) Slightly more effective than Allegra. Zyrtec can be given to children as young as 6 months of age, with caution for drowsiness.
How quickly does children’s Claritin work?
Claritin generally starts working within a one to three hour period and reaches its peak effect after approximately eight to twelve hours. The medication usually lasts for 24 hours in most patients, so it is meant to be taken once a day.
How can I help my toddler with seasonal allergies?
The most important part of treatment is knowing what allergens are at work. Some kids can get relief by reducing or eliminating exposure to allergens that bother them. If certain seasons cause symptoms, keep the windows closed, use air conditioning if possible, and stay indoors when pollen/mold/weed counts are high.
Can 1 year old have allergy medicine?
Allergy medicines, even over-the-counter medicines are not recommended for use in babies under age 2 years.
How can I help my 1 year old with allergies?
Your doctor may recommend child-safe OTC or prescription antihistamines and/or prescribe nasal sprays in certain cases to reduce the allergic response and/or swelling. Allergy shots may be given too, but usually not until a child is a little older.
Is Claritin safe for 1 year old?
Non-drowsy, long-acting antihistamines like Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra and Clarinex are available in children’s form over the counter and are generally safe for little ones ages 2 and older, as long as you get the okay from your doctor.
Can a 1 year old have antihistamine?
This medicine can be given to children from the age of 1 year. However, some children should not be given this medicine or you should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Can a child take Claritin everyday?
Yes, you can take Claritin daily and long term. It is an antihistamine used to treat for allergy symptoms. If your symptoms are year round then it is able to be taken long term. If your symptoms are seasonal or you have allergy symptoms occasionally, then it is taken daily when required.