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Loratadine 10mg
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Drug Information

What is Loratadine used for?

Loratadine is used for the treatment of following conditions:

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

Loratadine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Loratadine work?

Loratadine 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 Loratadine?

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

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule whole, do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule.
  • Loratadine 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 Loratadine, 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 Loratadine may include:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Headache

What are the drugs that interact with Loratadine?

Drugs that interact with Loratadine 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 Loratadine?

The following are the most common side effects of Loratadine:

  • 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 Loratadine?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Loratadine or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while using Loratadine in geriatric patients.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it can alter the absorption of Loratadine.
  • 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 Loratadine 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 Loratadine?

  • 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 Loratadine during breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Loratadine

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

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

  5. Can I use Loratadine medication while having phenylketonuria?
  6. Avoid taking Loratadine medication while suffering from phenylketonuria.


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