The usual dose of Nufalora is 10 mg daily for adults and children older than six years of age. The dose for children 2 to 6 years of age is 5 mg daily.
Mixing Nufalora with herbal remedies and supplements
There might be a problem taking some herbal remedies and supplements alongside Nufalora – especially ones that cause sleepiness, a dry mouth or make it difficult to pee.
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The Nufalora (Claritin) dosage is 10 mg/day in children older than 6 years of age; 5 mg/day for children between 2 and 5 years.
DesNufalora (Clarinex)—children 12 years and older: 5 mg/day; children 6 to 11 years of age: 2.5 mg/day; 12 months to 5 years: 1.25 mg/day; children 6 to 12 months: 1 mg/day.
Fexofenadine (Allegra)—children 12 years and older: 60 mg twice a day; children 6 to 11 years: 30 mg twice a day.
A “low‐sedating” antihistamine like cetirizine (Zyrtec) is recommended for chronic idiopathic urticaria. Initial dosage—6 months of age to 5 years: 2.5 mg/day; 6 to 11 years: 5 to 10 mg/day; 12 years and older: 10 mg/day.
H2 antagonists (e.g., ranitidine) have been used with H1 antihistamines in some adults to help relieve pruritus and wheal formation.
Oral corticosteroids: long‐term side effects limit the usefulness of corticosteroids in chronic urticaria. Patients with urticarial vasculitis may require high dosages of corticosteroids, and relapses can occur when the corticosteroids are tapered.
Leukotriene antagonists have shown efficacy in chronic urticaria, but are not currently approved by the Food & Drug Administration for this indication.
Immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory agents have been used in patients with severe autoimmune urticaria.
No advantage over Nufalora (parent compound), which is available OTC
Intranasal corticosteroids are preferred therapy unless allergy symptoms are mild and infrequent
Reserve for patients unable to tolerate sedating antihistamines like chlorpheniramine
What are the side effects of Nufalora?
The most common adverse events with Nufalora are:
Nervousness and difficulty sleeping have also been reported.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Most people only need to take an antihistamine for a short while when they have symptoms. You should stop taking Nufalora once your symptoms have eased.
- Although Nufalora is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine, it can still cause drowsiness in a few people. If you are affected by drowsiness, do not drive or use a bicycle, and do not use tools or machines.
- If you drink alcohol while you are taking Nufalora, be aware of its effects on you and do not drink more than moderate amounts. Alcohol can increase the risk of experiencing side-effects from antihistamines, for instance you may feel more drowsy than usual.
- If you are having an operation, or any treatment or tests (particularly if it is to test for an allergy), make sure you say that you are taking an antihistamine.
- If you buy any medicines 'over the counter', check with a pharmacist that they are suitable to take with an antihistamine. This is because a number of other medicines can increase the risk of side-effects.