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Does claritin or other medications do this to your child or has ever?

Last night my son was sick with a fever and cough. He took 1 (not 2 like recommended) claritin pill for children non-drowsy and then fell asleep. While he was sleeping, he was talking, snapping his finger, hitting himself and making wierd faces. It scared because he was sleeping the whole time and after he woke up, he looked like he was drugged up... I felt so bad.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Sep. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • yes this happened to my son but in a different way... he was laughing-crying and moving like a dog.. the problem is this medication makes them halusanate....Bad spelling sorry!!

    Answer by Linsigirl26 at 8:25 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • If,he had a fever,it's possible it wasn't his allergy, I would definitely call the doctor. Also, I agree with another comment, he just may have a low tolerance for medication.


    Answer by lady-t3984 at 7:05 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Allergies do NOT cause a fever. Yes, being hyper can affect sleep. Ask any mom with an ADHD kid.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • He was sleeping when he was doing this though. He does have allergies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • If he's sick with a cold, why are you giving him allergy medication? Did you even read the possible side effects? It CAN make some children hyper.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Stop giving him the meds and call the doctor. That has never happened to my son or anyone I know but it can and does happen. BTW, Claratin is NOT for cold but allergies.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:03 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • angelairelan, the whole liquid/pill thing doesn't really matter... it's all the same

    Some people react badly to medication like for me if I take benadryl I either become really angry or it causes me to completely black out. Just don't give him anymore and talk to his pediatrician about other medications that are safe.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:46 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • i always get liquid medicine for my little one.

    Answer by angelairelan at 1:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • My mom is the same way too. She was talking to a barbequer one night... it was funny but kinda scary. I will not give him anymore... it went in the trash.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Obviously he has a low tolerance to this type of medication- making him very hyper. Stop the medications, call the Dr. and see about a different type. DO NOT GIVE IT TO HIM AGAIN.
    Some meds still do this to me, as an adult.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

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