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Claritin D=Disaster For Me

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so I was having the start of seasonal allergies and took some Claritin-D 24 hour which is gluten and dairy free, so I thought it would help...wrong  :(

 

this past Sunday marked 4 weeks gluten free.  I have struggled with bloating, constipation and some anxiety  as my main symptoms, but all have been greatly improving since going gluten free.  I have been going almost every morning, which makes me way too excited, but it's true!!  I took Claritin on Friday afternoon, and then Saturday morning, I was extremely anxious and had trouble using the bathroom.  I didn't take it Saturday, and the anxiety subsided some.  Took it again Sunday, and felt anxious again, and bathroom issues again.  Also my spinach has been digesting these last few weeks, and surprise, there were large spinach pieces in my stool.  

 

This whole month the only meds I've taken are Tylenol and Pamprin, so all of this happening in conjunction with taking the Claritin seems to point to it as the culprit.  

 

no more Claritin for now, and instead I'll just be using my Neti-Pot and hope everything subsides soon.

 

anyone have a similar story?

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Maybe just Claritin without the D? Isn't the D the pseudophed? That can cause problems in some people. Or try Zytec. Target has a generic that says gluten-free on the package. It's a completely different allergy medicine.

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Antihistimines can dehydrate you - which can cause c. And some people get wired or sleepy on the "D" part.

And of course, if you're newly gluten-free and healing anything can set you off. Seriously. I wouldn't have been surprised if I sprouted a second head.

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Dear Vincent,

Thank you for your interest in Claritin.

All forms of Claritin are naturally gluten free.

The Claritin Reditabs, Children's Claritin Syrup, and Claritin-D 24 hour are milk/casein free. The Claritin Allergy, Claritin Hives Relief, and Claritin-D 12 hour formulas contain milk or lactose. 

Again, thank you for contacting us.

Sincerely,
Jim
Claritin Consumer Relations

 

Hi, I just copied this from another place in this forum.  It was posted by Vydorscope in April of 2006.  I hope this helps someone.   :)  It helped me today!!

 

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Hi, I just copied this from another place in this forum. It was posted by Vydorscope in April of 2006. I hope this helps someone. :) It helped me today!!

If this is from 2006, it is very out of date info. Ingredients change over 8 years. Re- check the info with the manufacturer.

Edit to add- looks like Claritin is still gluten-free.

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/list.htm

http://www.claritin.com/faq/ingredients.aspx

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Claritin has never seemed to help me. I myself prefer Zyrtec as it works like a boss for me and my pollen allergies.  I can not speak for others, but I also know I have not had any issues with that one.

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Claritin has never seemed to help me. I myself prefer Zyrtec as it works like a boss for me and my pollen allergies. I can not speak for others, but I also know I have not had any issues with that one.

It's funny - I have my hub and 1 son that think claritin is good. The other son and I like

Zyrtec better. A doctor said Zyrtec is better forallergies that cause eye problems and we, eye allergy sufferers, are the two that like it better. Odd.....

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I only use it as my old Dr. had recommend it, and upon checking on things post diagnosis online it had showed up a few places as safe. Now my .10 cents none of it is good for us to take  it all has effects on us both bad and good.  I know down where I am we have ragweed everywhere, and it seems to be also one of the few that it doesn't fink out and leave me feeling horrid(Zyrtec) .

 

It's funny - I have my hub and 1 son that think claritin is good. The other son and I like
Zyrtec better. A doctor said Zyrtec is better forallergies tht cause eye problems and we are the two that like it better. Odd.....

 

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