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Mar 23, 2010
haylee bug
Mother of a reflux baby
? for vigilantmom in regards to claratin
You are the only person I noticed that gave (and saw inprovments) while giving your infant claratin. I was just wondering what dose you gave. My daughter is seven months and just started showing signs of seasonal allergies. We do live in a rural area on a farm. I I figured it has to do with everything blooming and what not. She has no fever and her drainage is clear. She just seems to have a hard time breathing at time. I took it upon myself to give her 1ml of claratin and it seemed to make a huge differance, but I worried it that was too much. I'm afraid to ask the doctors. I don't want them to freak out since it says not to give it to children under the age of 2.
Mar 23, 2010
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
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Jedd took Claritin from a young age, he took the max dose for seasonal allergies. Talk to the Ped about it first. She was willing to let me do it since A dose of Benedryl cleared him up it was eveidant that it was allergies and not something else, like a cold.

We used it for about a year and then he became resistant to it and we switched him to Zrytec. (we used generic of both). He has been on Zrytec for a while and is showing no signs of becoming resistant to it so far.

Good luck, seasonal allergies really stink. and it's that time of year.

Mar 23, 2010
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I started Ryan on Claritin when he turned one. I gave him a half a dose which was 1/2 tsp or 2.5 ml. If you call your pharmacist with your daughter's current weight they can tell you the exact dosage for her. I saw huge improvements in him. I just pumped him up to 3/4 of a tsp. He will be 2 at the end of May. Good luck!!! I hope it works for her too!!
Mar 23, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Dosing info
You can go to Pubmed web site and look for studies of claritin in children. Just put in the generic name of the drug and use the advanced search to restrict your search to children. The manufacturer is not required to test them in children nor requires to see permission from the FDA to say they are safe for children. But sometimes other docs do the work for them. Or sometimes the studies are published while the FDA is still in the process of approving the drug for children. Read the language carefully on the package insert. Does it say NOT to give to children or unproven in children? Package inserts are pesky to find. Your pharmacist has them. They are in the Physicians' Desk Reference in every library - usually at the reference desk. You can sometimes find them online by searching for "package insert" or "prescribing information" and the name of the drug. It might take some hunting.
Check with your
doctor first!