(Loratadine - non Rx)
Loratadine - Generic non Rx
(Generic alternative to Claritin)
What is Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx used for?
This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies and hives in adults and children 12 years of age and older.
If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
How should Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx be stored?
Store between 36 and 86 degrees F. Protect from heat and light.
General drug information:
When should Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx not be taken?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine
What precautions should I follow when taking Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx?
Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx?
This medicine may cause excessive sleepiness in people with liver or kidney disease, or older adults, and should be used with caution.
What are the side effects of Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx?
Most severe: Fatigue, headache, drowsiness
Most common: Headache; tiredness; dry mouth.
Other: Abdominal discomfort or pain, abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, back pain, blurred vision, breast enlargement, breast pain, bronchitis, change in salivation, change in taste, chest pain, confusion, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), constipation, coughi
How should I take Claritin/Loratadine - Generic non Rx?
How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not take alcohol and medicines that cause drowsiness (eg, narcotics, tranquilizers, antihistamines) while taking this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your doctor. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medicines without talking with your doctor. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist.