As a result of Bayer’s recent purchase of Merck Consumer Care, please contact Bayer HealthCare, Consumer Relations for more information and answers to your questions using the telephone number listed below. The product labeling will be updated over time to reflect Bayer’s name and contact information.

Please report any unexpected effects or product problems to Bayer Consumer Relations by calling 1-800-CLARITIN (1-800-252-7484), Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.

Should I take the product with food?

The product can be taken with or without food.

Can I cut or break the product in half?

Do not cut or break Claritin products in half.

Can I take more than the recommended dose of the product?

Do not take more than the recommended dose – always follow label directions.
See individual product pages for label directions

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact poison center control right away.

Is Claritin® the same as Benadryl®, Zyrtec® or Allegra®?

Claritin® products contain the active ingredient loratadine. Claritin® is not the same as Benadryl®, Zyrtec®, or Allegra®, which all contain different active ingredients.

Is Claritin® non-drowsy?

When taken as directed all Claritin® products are non-drowsy.

What is the difference in the formulas for each form?

Tablets®, RediTabs®, Liqui-Gels®, Children's Chewables® and Children's Syrup® all have the same active ingredient, loratadine (an antihistamine). The inactive ingredients differ in each form. We offer a variety of forms depending on your age and preference.

Claritin-D® contains two active ingredients, loratadine (an antihistamine) and pseudoephedrine (a nasal decongestant).