LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Questions | Reviews

Drug Interaction.

I need to know if I can take Loratidine 10 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 240 mg if I take Effexor xr 75 mg. 
by H. Hutchins in Lamar, MO, 04/17/2009

elevated Alanine Aminotransferase with loratadine?

During the 6 months in which I have taken 10 mg loratadine for hay fever-type allergies my Alanine Aminotransferase value has increased from 24 to 79. This test has been done by the local blood bank where I donate, as a prelim...
by Sheila Strawn in Oklahoma City, OK, 09/16/2007

LORATADINE and Motion sickness

My pharmacist says Loratadine can be used for motion sickness. Will this work? I am flying to England and get air sick.  
by Lori in Citrus Heights, Ca, 04/25/2007

Taking more than the recommended dosage

I had sudden allergies 3 days ago.Sneezing,coughing,runny nose,and an itchy throat.I bought a 10mg Loratadine oral tablet.It is supposed to last 24 hours.It worked for the first two days.Today it isn't working.Is it safe to take another tablet.
by Darla Yount in United states, 01/17/2007

Elevated blood pressure

I have had elevated blood pressure since taking Loratadine. My BP is normally 110 over 78 or thereabouts. Now I'm 137 over 75. Is this possibly from taking this antihistimine?   Thanks, althea
by Althea in USA, 08/19/2006

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet)

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Claritin, Allergy Relief, Leader Allergy Relief, Alavert, Claritin Reditabs, The Medicine Shoppe Allergy Relief, The Medicine Shoppe Allergy Relief 24 Hour

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Loratadine (lor-AT-a-deen) Treats hay fever symptoms and hives. This medicine is an antihistamine.

When To Not Use LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to loratadine.

How Should You Use LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Dissolving Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • After you remove a rapidly disintegrating tablet (Reditab®) from the package, use it right away by putting the tablet on your tongue. The tablet will break up and dissolve quickly. You may take the tablet with or without water.
  • Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease or kidney disease.

LORATADINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Extreme weakness
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Uncontrolled movements of the head, neck, eyes or tongue
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Cough, sore throat, hoarseness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Red, irritated eyes

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