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I've recently been put onto claritin by my gp. I had been having a lump in my throat feeling that I thought might be due to a pet allergy. It seems this was right, as I noticed a big difference with the first pill on day 1, and again on day 2. I've notice shortly after the first pill I get a dry mouth, this passes quite quickly. Then I start to feel quite tired and a bit spaced out. This passes too after some food. Tonight on day 2 - about 12 hrs after my second pill I feel a little bit off balance and a bit queazy. I don't mind minor side effects from them, do these all sound normal? And likely to pass? Thanks all

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    Do any of you folks use supplements? I've posted only once here about grape seed ex and pycnogenol as I've used these for my life time of allergy issues prior to 1995 when I found pycnogenol.

    I have NOT bought a drug since and that is 19 yrs soon.

    Claritan is over the counter here in the U.S....but I don't touch those drugs anymore....did my share before I found these supplements that WORK and no side effects.....

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    It's great that you were able to pin-point the cause of the lump in your throat feeling. I guess since you are taking Claritin you are keep the pet that is causing the allergy? From what you have described perhaps take the pills after a meal. The side effects you have described can also be attributed to taking medication on an empty stomach. Medications can be harsh on an empty stomach depending on its strength. How did your GP say to take it? If medications should be taken with food but aren't, side effects can occur that are bothersome. If it doen't help best go see your GP again.


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