Loratadine Generic (Claritin) US$ 0.08 ea

Package Size: 100ct
Available Strengths: 10mg

Loratadine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and other allergies. It has the same composition to the much more expensive Claritin brand. Manufactured in India for State Pharamceutical Corporation of Sri Lanka.

Manufacturer:  SPC
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Generic NameLoratadine
Popular BrandsClaritin, Cozy, Loratidin, Loridin Reptab, Aerotina, Alarin, Alavert, Alerpriv, Allertidin, Bedix Loratadina, Biloina
Package100ct
Max Order Size10 Units
Package DescriptionBlister Pack
Strengths10mg

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What is the most important information I should know about Loratadine?

  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Although unlikely, Loratadine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.

What is Loratadine?

  • Loratadine is an antihistamine. Antihistamines prevent sneezing, runny nose, itching and watering of the eyes, and other allergic symptoms.
  • Loratadine is used to treat allergies, hives (urticaria), and other allergic inflammatory conditions.
  • Loratadine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Loratadine?

  • Before taking Loratadine, tell your doctor if you have
    • ever had an allergic reaction to an antihistamine;
    • kidney disease; or
    • liver disease.
  • You may not be able to take Loratadine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
  • Loratadine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Loratadine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • Loratadine passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take Loratadine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Loratadine?

  • Take Loratadine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
  • Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the regular Loratadine tablets. Swallow them whole.
  • Loratadine is usually taken once a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
  • Never take more of this medication than directed. If your symptoms do not improve, talk to your doctor.
  • Store Loratadine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

  • 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 should I avoid while taking Loratadine?

  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Although unlikely, Loratadine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.

What are the possible side effects of Loratadine?

  • 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
    • 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; 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.

What other drugs will affect Loratadine?

  • There are no known interactions between Loratadine and other medications. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with Loratadine.