Loratadine 10mg Tablets (Pack of 30)
- Used to treat hayfever
- Non-sedating antihistamine tablet
- Once daily dosage
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Loratadine is an antihistamine which is often used to ease symptoms associated with hayfever and other allergies.
By interfering with the body's inflammatory response, it works to reduce symptoms such as itchiness and redness.
Loratadine is usually taken once daily. If you are a hayfever sufferer, you may find taking the tablet throughout the hayfever season effective in keeping symptoms at bay.
Loratadine is not associated with causing drowsiness, so is often preferred for regular use over older antihistamines such as Phenergan.
Loratadine is a widely used and effective antihistamine however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Loratadine is not effective for you, you may want to try another antihistamine.
Other treatments for allergy and hayfever are available at Rightdose. These include;
· Zirtek - the branded version of loratadine
· Avamys - a prescription only nasal spray
· Beconase - a steroid nasal spray
· Optilast - eye drops used to relieve allergy symptoms present in your eyes. e.g itchy, watery eyes.
Loratadine vs Cetirizine
Both Loratadine and Cetirizine are non-drowsy antihistamines and are broadly similar.
Both medications are taken as once daily dosages, and both come in 10mg tablets.
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What is Loratadine?
Loratadine is a medication called an antihistamine which is used to treat symptoms associated with allergies.
What is the difference between Loratadine and Cetirizine?
There is very little difference between these medicines. Both are non-drowsy antihistamines, they both come as a 10mg tablet, and both are once daily dosages.
How many Loratadine can you take?
You can take ONE 10mg tablet of Loratadine per day
How does Loratadine work?
Loratadine works by reducing the body's inflammatory response, which helps reduce symptoms such as itching and redness.
Side Effects of Loratadine
As with any medication, it's possible you will experience side effects when taking Loratadine.
The most commonly occurring side effects to be aware of are
- Dry mouth
For a full list of side effects, read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication, or click into the patient information leaflet tab!
You should always read a medicines information leaflet before use. Follow the link below to read more about Loratadine.
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 12 years of age: One tablet once daily
Children 6 to 12 years of age: Body weight over 30kg: One tablet once daily
Body weight under 30kg: Not recommended
Children aged less than 2 years: Not recommended
Patients with serious liver problems:- Adults and children with a body weightover 30kg: One tablet every other day .- Children with a body weight of 30kg orless: A more suitable dosage form e.g. oralsolution, should be taken.
Like all medicines, Loratadine tablets cancause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Loratadine tablets andcontact your doctor at once if you noticesigns of:
• an allergic reaction: swelling of the face,lips, tongue or throat, narrowing of theairways causing difficulty breathing, shock,collapse, rash, itching.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of thefollowing side effects or notice any othereffects not listed:
• Nervous system: tiredness, sleepiness,inability to sleep, headache, nervousness,dizziness.
• Heart: fast or irregular heart beat.• Stomach and intestines: increasedappetite, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea,indigestion, dry mouth.
• Liver: abnormal liver function(seen in blood tests).
• Skin: hair loss (alopecia).
If you notice any side effects, they get worse,or if you notice any not listed, please tell yourdoctor or pharmacist.
Each tablet contains 10mg Loratadine. each tablet contains 75mg lactose monohydrate.
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