Claritin (Loratadine)

Claritin® claritin loratadine
(generic name: Loratadine)

Claritin is the brand name of a drug Loratadine.
Loratadine (Generic Claritin) is an antihistamine. Antihistamines prevent sneezing, runny nose, itching and watering of the eyes, and other allergic symptoms.
Loratadine (Claritin) is used to treat allergies, hives (urticaria), and other allergic inflammatory conditions.


What happens if I miss a dose?
Loratadine 10mg is daily usual dose for adults and children older than six years of age. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.


What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a loratadine overdose include headache, drowsiness, irregular heartbeat, nausea, and vomiting.


What are the possible side effects?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking loratadine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention.

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

  • an irregular heartbeat;

  • seizures.


Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take loratadine and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • drowsiness or dizziness;

  • headache;

  • nervousness;

  • nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort;

  • dry mouth;

  • dry skin or itchiness;

  • discoloration of urine.


Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.



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