Who should not take Claritin-D?

Claritin-D (12-hour or 24-hour) should not be taken by people with kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, thyroid problems, urination problems or heart disease, without first discussing it with your doctor. Do not use this medication without letting your doctor know that you use an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor), since the combination can have life-threatening results. People with following medical conditions should not use Claritin-D:

  • hypertension
  • diabetes mellitus
  • ischemic heart disease
  • increased intraocular pressure
  • hyperthyroidism
  • renal impairment
  • prostatic hypertrophy

Central nervous system stimulation with convulsions or cardiovascular failure may occur. Children under two years of age should not be given this medication.

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