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Can someone with diabetes take loratadine?

From Ask the Pharmacist

There are three general reasons to avoid loratadine (Claritin): impaired liver function, impaired renal function or pregnancy. There is no contraindication or problem with loratadine and diabetes or any diabetes medications. Avoid the syrup and oral disintegrating forms of loratadine if you have diabetes. They may contain some sugars. Even though this is a nonsedating antihistamine, the most common side effect is drowsiness. Take as needed, and drink plenty of water.

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