Does loratadine cause drowsiness?
Question posted by deeraeann on 15 Aug 2014
Last updated on 18 March 2021 by MARIE0031
Yes, Loratadine can cause drowsiness. One may try taking it at night or in the morning to determine which is the best fit them. This medication is taken for allergies. According to the Sleep Association allergies can adversely affect sleep. The prior comment about having excessive dreams and disturbed sleep doesn’t seem to be allergy related. Narcolepsy an autoimmune disease is associated with excessive vivid dreams. While both allergies (to dust, mold, pets, pollen ) and Narcolepsy both can cause tiredness in the day the treatments are very different. Sleep doctors diagnose Narcolepsy, which is under diagnosed and many MDs miss.
Yes, it causes you to feel drowsy which is considered a less serious side effect.
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