Generic Name - Loratadine
Category - Allergy
Generic for Claritin* is indicated for the treatment of allergies, hives (urticaria) and other allergic inflammatory conditions. It relieves the sneezing, runnynose, stuffiness, itching and tearing eyes caused by hay fever. Loratadine works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
Generic for Claritin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Claritin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Although no harmful interactions with Generic for Claritin* have been reported, there is a theoretical possibility of an interaction with some drugs. It is important to take your doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Antibiotics such as Erythromycin
Generic for Claritin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericClaritin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Claritin* for Allergies is one 10 mg tablet or reditab, or 2 teaspoonfuls (10 mg) of syrup once daily.
Generic for Claritin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Claritin* side Effects include unusual restlessness or nervousness in children.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Claritin*.
Generic for Claritin* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Claritin* in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Claritin* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Claritin* appears in breast milk and is not recommended for nursing mothers. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Claritin* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Claritin* have been established in pediatric patients 6 to 12 years of age. No overall difference was found in the efficacy of Loratadine in these patients. However, safety and effectiveness of Generic for Claritin* in pe
Generic for Claritin* and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Claritin* with relation to age. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
The above information about Generic for Claritin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.