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Claritin Safety in Kids

Is it safe for children to take claritin liquid every day?

Thanks for asking about the safety of Claritin. This non-sedating antihistamine is very safe for use on a regular basis in children. If a patient needs to take daily allergy medications all year around, then there is a good chance that allergens are present in the home environment. An allergy evaluation will help to identify what if any allergies exist.

It is always best to get an accurate diagnosis before committing a child to daily use of antihistamines. You are never too young to have allergy testing.

Hope this info helps you and your family.

Good luck.

Steve Kagen, M.D.