Sunday, February 3, 2013

Claritin D Product Review

We recently had a chance to review Claritin D Sinus and Allergy Tablets. This is an Indoor/Outdoor Allergy Relief for Nasal Congestion and other allergy syptoms such as these listed below:

Will temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:

**runny nose
**itchy, watery eyes
**itching of the nose or throat

Also, temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:

**reduces swelling of nasal passages
**temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure
**temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose

I had allergies tests done years ago and I came back positive for dust mites and ragweed allergies. Boy, was I having a rough year that year! I did not know at the time but it was the beginning of the end for me as in becoming so sick I lost my job and then found out I had multiple illnesses and finally got on disability but it all started with me having breathing problems. I would feel my throat closing or thought it was. It was just anxiety attacks brought on by my thyroid.

But at first I thought it was the allergies doing it. We changed pillows, got all that allergy mattress covers, pillow covers, bought the shampoos for the carpet that kills dust mites, washed all the bed stuff, etc. Even got an air purifier for the bedroom so I could sleep better. It worked for awhile until it became clear that other things must be going on and that is when I found out my thyroid had tanked.

So, back to the allergies, the dust mite problem seems to have gone away but the ragweed one did not. So, in the spring and in the winter, I have terrible headaches and will feel slightly off. I won't exactly say I get alot of nasal congestion, just itchy throat, hoarseness, itchy eyes and for some reason I have been getting a little bit of breathing thru the nose problems so I breathe thru my mouth but that only lasts a few minutes until the throat drops take effect and the Claritin D 12 hour is what I use.

Because of all the other meds I take (prescriptions), I am real careful about loading up too much on stuff so I only take the 12 hours because the 24 hours just hypes me up too much and I can't sleep. You shouldn't have that problem if you aren't taking alot of RX meds. Just check with your doctor if you are unsure about anything or the pharmacy if it is after hours or the weekend.

I was going to show you the back of the box but it is coming out fuzzy so when you go to Claritin's website, they will have a place where you can click that says see the back of the box. Just click on that link and it will take you there so you can read what is in it, if you need to.

Now, Mike uses it more than I do because he has sinus problems and even had surgery for a deviated septum and it worked for awhile but it's back. So, for him anyway, the surgery did not last. I tell you what, I can tell when it is time for him to take something for the congestion by the way he snores! I am not kidding! When he has to keep his mouth open all night, it's like a freight train in there. That's another reason why I sleep on the couch but the main one is, I haven't found a bed that I can sleep in.

It started right after I had the allergies, I had to sit up to sleep or I couldn't breathe so it started in a recliner and then when my back got bad, I had to sleep on the couch on my right side only. I have tried several times to sleep on my back in several new beds and I wake up the next day with such pain I am crying. Even the real good expensive beds have been a bust! What a shame.

But, the Claritin D does help with both problems as I have shown you from my allergies to Mike's nasal congestion. If those kinds of meds don't make you nervous or lose sleep, you might be able to take the 24 hour. But check with someone first like I said earlier if you are on alot of meds that might contridict something. It's always best to err on the side of caution.

Just a few things to watch for and talk to your doctor about:

Do not use:

**if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.
**if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

**heart disease
**high blood pressure
**thyroid disease (this is why I use 12 hour only)
**trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
**liver or kidney disease.

Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose. Also please remember these simple things also because they are important also:

**Available in 12-hour tablets (10, 20 and 30 count boxes) or 24-hour tablets (5, 10 and 15 count boxes)
**Available at mass retailers, grocery and drug stores — just ask for it behind the pharmacy counter!
**For ages 12 and older

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. I am a BzzAgent and I was given this product by them to do a review.


TheStrange0ne said...

Hey Mary!

About 2 months ago, my best friend had the flu and in the mist of me taking care of him, I ended up sick too. I went to my local pharmacy and they didn't have my usual Theraflu so I asked for a recommendation and they gave me the Claritin-D Allergy & Congestion 12hr. It didn't help me out too much, but my best friend was feeling better within hours after taking it.

The only benefit I received was when my sneezing and coughing calmed down long enough for me sleep. I woke up with a runny nose or watery eyes, which the Claritin was suppose to help get rid of.

I guess it depends on the person and how your body responds to the medicine. My best friend loved it, but I wasn't too much of a believer after my experience.

Thanks for this post! I'm glad I was able to compare it with my Claritin-D experience!