Almost 60% of the calls to the Missouri Poison Center involve medicine. From a child swallowing too much medication to adults taking a double dose, mishaps can happen to anyone and we are here to help no matter the age. We handle calls about all types of products including prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and herbals or supplements.Sometimes, a medication exposure is accidental, while others may be an adverse reaction to a combination of medicines and herbal supplements.No matter the reason, the Missouri Poison Center provides fast, free, confidential assistance to anyone who calls 1-800-222-1222. Our specially trained nurses and pharmacists are always ready to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Can You Overdose on Claritin® (Loratadine)?
Claritin®’s medical name is loratadine. It is an over-the-counter antihistamine medication that helps many people combat allergies. A second-generation antihistamine is a newer allergy relief medication that usually doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it’s still possible to overdose on.