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Is claritin available in India? If yes, under what name?

Is claritin available in India? I would like to know the brand name that Claritin is called and if there is a brand name, generic equivelant, or other Claritin related drug in India.
by k c desai in Lumberton, nc, 11/03/2005

loratidine and pregnancy

i am trying to conceive and have horrible seasonal allergies this time of year, due to hayfever, ragweed and mold.  is it safe to take claritin daily for a month or so while i am trying to conceive?
by Paula Nardi in united states, 09/01/2006

I was taking Zicam, reaction was hives, face swelling,e tc. Will Loratidine help?

I was taking Zicam for cold as directed by Dr. for two days. Developed a reaction. Hives, itchy, swelling of face, eyes and throat. Benadryl not providing much relief. Will Loratidine help.
by Donna Jenkins, 02/08/2007

OK to take 2 tabs/day?

If allergy symptoms are not improved with one dose per day can I take Loratidine in the am and pm?
by pam, 09/26/2006

Is it okay to take Loratidine for severe itching from methadone tabs?

Hello. I just started taking methaone 10 mg three times a day for chronic pain. The only problem that I am experiencing is very severe itching. I need to learn if it is okay to take Loritadine for the itching. If it is not a good idea to do this becau...
by Connie LaCount in Athens, GA, USA, 07/18/2006

Loratidine (Claritin)
(loh- RAH-tih-deen)
Pregnancy Category: B Claritin Claritin Reditabs (Rx)

Classification: Antihistamine

See Also: See also Antihistamines.

Action/Kinetics: Metabolized in the liver to active metabolite descarboethoxyloratidine. Low to no sedative and anticholinergic effects. Does not alter cardiac repolarization and has not been linked to development of torsades de pointes as seen with astemizole and terfenadine. Onset: 1-3 hr. Maximum effect: 8-12 hr. Food delays absorption. t 1/2, loratidine: 8.4 hr; t 1/2, descarboethoxyloratidine: 28 hr. Duration: 24 hr. Excreted through both the urine and feces.

Uses: Relief of nasal and nonnasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, including runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, itchy palate, and sneezing. Treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria in clients 6 years of age and older.

Special Concerns: Use with caution, if at all, during lactation. Give a lower initial dose in liver impairment. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children less than 2 years of age.

Side Effects: Most commonly, headache, somnolence, fatigue, and dry mouth. GI: Altered salivation, gastritis, dyspepsia, stomatitis, tooth ache, thirst, altered taste, flatulence. CNS: Hypoesthesia, hyperkinesia, migraine, anxiety, depression, agitation, paroniria, amnesia, impaired concentration. Ophthalmologic: Altered lacrimation, conjunctivitis, blurred vision, eye pain, blepharo-spasm. Respiratory: Upper respiratory infection, epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, coughing, rhinitis, sinusitis, sneezing, bronchitis, bronchospasm hemoptysis, laryngitis. Body as a whole: Asthenia, increased sweating, flushing, malaise, rigors, fever, dry skin, aggravated allergy, pruritus, purpura. Musculoskeletal: Back/chest pain, leg cramps, arthralgia, myalgia. GU: Breast pain, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, vaginitis. Miscellaneous: Earache, dysphonia, dry hair, urinary discoloration.

How Supplied: Syrup: 5 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 10 mg

?Syrup, Tablets Allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: 10 mg once daily on an empty stomach. Children, 6 to 11 years of age: 10 mg (10 mL) once daily. In clients with impaired liver function (GFR less than 30 mL/min): 10 mg every other day.

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