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Loratadine 10mg
By Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for LORFAST MELTAB Tablet 10's

What is LORFAST MELTAB Tablet used for?

LORFAST MELTAB Tablet is used for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Hay fever
  • Itching from hives
  • Runny nose
  • Certain allergies

LORFAST MELTAB Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LORFAST MELTAB Tablet work?

LORFAST MELTAB Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-histamines. The drug acts by stimulating the cells to release chemicals by blocking the action of endogeneous histamines. Thus, it helps in providing a temporary relief to the symptoms.

How to take LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take LORFAST MELTAB Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule whole, do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule.
  • LORFAST MELTAB Tablet can be taken with food or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents the stomach upset.
  • For syrup dosage form, shake the suspension well before use. Use a measuring cup to measure each dose.

If you miss a dose of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet may include:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Headache

What are the drugs that interact with LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LORFAST MELTAB Tablet include the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Darunavir
  • Dasatinib
  • Diltiazem
  • Etravirine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Histoplasmin
  • Palonosetron
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tenofovir
  • Voriconazole

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet:

  • Dizziness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Swelling on face
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Abdominal pain

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Nervousness
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Swelling on face
  • Rash
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LORFAST MELTAB Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while using LORFAST MELTAB Tablet in geriatric patients.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it can alter the absorption of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take LORFAST MELTAB Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor while using LORFAST MELTAB Tablet during breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about LORFAST MELTAB Tablet

  1. Can I alter the dose of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet?
  2. No. It is not advised to alter the dose of LORFAST MELTAB Tablet as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  3. Can LORFAST MELTAB Tablet be used in children?
  4. Avoid using LORFAST MELTAB Tablet medicine in children below 6 years of age. However, consult a doctor before using the drug in children.

  5. Can I use LORFAST MELTAB Tablet medication while having phenylketonuria?
  6. Avoid taking LORFAST MELTAB Tablet medication while suffering from phenylketonuria.


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