Do I HAVE to wait?
June 15, 2009 8:09 AM Subscribe
How strict is the "24 hour" part of 24-hour Claratin?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Health & Fitness (17 answers total)
I have a nasty cold. (and to make things even more fun, when I have bad sinus congestion, I get dizzy spells. Whee!) Usually Claratin works great, and I took a 24-hour Claratin at 6 pm last night. But it is now 11 am -- and the Claratin is already wearing off. I am feeling very stuffy again, and I'm feeling that severe-congestion-dizziness-fogginess as well.
Even though it's only been 17 hours, would it be okay if I went ahead and took the next dose now? I have the rest of the day at work to get through and I really need to breathe (and, stop feeling like I have a permanent beer buzz). However, I also don't want to end up on a speed high.
(Also, to fend off any such suggestions -- the local pharmacy where I am does NOT have any NetiPot or any similar sinus irrigation device.)