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Medications - Claritin (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
of fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation?
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; or
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
Continue to take loratadine and talk to your doctor if you
- drowsiness or dizziness;
- nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort;
- dry mouth;
- dry skin or itchiness; or
- 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.