This antihistamine relieves hay fever and other allergy symptoms like itchiness, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It is additionally employed to soothe hive irritation.No primary allergic response may be prevented or treated with loratadine. (anaphylaxis). Carry your epinephrine injector at all times if your doctor has prescribed it to treat allergic reactions. Do not substitute loratadine for epinephrine. It is crucial to carefully follow the manufacturer’s packaging instructions if you are using this drug for self-treatment so you will know when to contact your doctor or chemist. If you’re using pills or capsules, only give them to kids under 6 years old if your doctor tells you to.
How to use Loratadine 10 mg
Read the entire set of instructions on the product package before using the over-the-counter product for self-treatment. Follow your doctor’s instructions and those listed on the prescription label if your doctor has recommended this medication for you. You should speak with your doctor or chemist if you have any questions.
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily, with or without food and as recommended by your doctor or the product box. If using chewable tablets, thoroughly chew each one before swallowing.
Use a special measuring tool or spoon to precisely measure the dose if you are taking the drug in liquid form. Avoid using a regular spoon because you could not get the right dosage.
The dosage is determined by your age, health, and treatment response. Do not use this medication in larger amounts or more frequently than recommended. Do not use this medication in excess of what is advised for your age.
Typically, this medication has no adverse effects. Immediately contact your doctor or chemist if you experience any odd consequences.
Rarely will this medication cause a very serious allergic reaction. However, if you experience any major adverse reaction symptoms, such as a rash, itching or swelling (particularly of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies before taking loratadine, desloratadine, or any other medications. Inactive chemicals in this product have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other issues. To learn more, speak with your pharmacist.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history before taking this drug. If you have specific medical conditions, such as kidney disease or liver illness, do not use this drug without visiting a doctor.
Loratadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses. However, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
If you have hives and your doctor has prescribed loratadine, or if you are considering using this drug to treat your own hives, tell your doctor right away if you have any of these other symptoms because they may be signs of a more serious condition: hives that are an unusual color, hives that look bruised or blistered, hives that do not itch.
Liquid products or chewable tablets may contain sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Ques. How quickly does Loratadine work?
Ans. Loratadine starts working within an hour of taking it. The maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.
Ques. Can Loratadine lead to cardiac issues?
Ans. Yes, particularly in people with heart issues, loratadine may result in a fast, irregular, or palpitating heartbeat. While taking Loratadine, patients who have cardiac disease should exercise caution. As a result, let your doctor know if you have heart issues.
Ques. What happens if I fail to take my Loratadine dose?
Ans. Take the missed Loratadine dose as soon as you remember it if you have missed it. If, however, your next dose is just around the corner, skip the missed dose and take it as scheduled. To make up for a missed dose, do not take a double dose as this may increase the likelihood of experiencing negative effects.