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Generic Loratadine

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Generic Loratadine

  • Active Ingredient: Loratadine
  • Expiry Date: 10/06/2020
  • Average Delivery Time: 10 days
  • Availibility: In Stock
  • Strength: 100 mg

Remove Allergies With Help of Generic Loratadine 100mg

Allergies are common in this world and range from minor rash to severe life-threatening reactions. Generic Loratadine is a medication which effectively resolves mild, moderate and severe allergic reactions. It is specifically used to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and hives (urticaria). It was discovered in the year 1981 and came into the market for use as anti-allergic medication in the year 1993 and is an FDA approved medication which is rendered safe and effective for human use. It has been included in the List of Essential Medicines as per the World Health Organization and is regarded as the most effective and safe medicines desirable in a health system. This medication is a generic version of brand Claritin and is available as an over the counter medication.

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Generic Loratadine Information

  • Active Compound
  • Dosage
  • Precautions
  • Common Side Effects
  • Severe Side Effects
  • Additional Info

Generic Loratadine comprises of Loratadine as an active ingredient which belongs to the pharmacological class of tricyclic antihistamines.

Loratadine, the active element in this medication is a long-acting tricyclic antihistamine which prevents the actions of a biochemical mediator called histamine, a chemical which is a controller of allergic reactions in the body. When the body is exposed to any foreign material or an allergen, immune system of the body gets activated to release histamine which exhibits its actions by binding to histamine receptors on the cells. This leads to allergy symptoms like sneezing, rashes and other skin reactions. Loratadine prevents the actions of the histamine and does not allow histamine to exhibit any allergic reaction; thus, preventing from the allergy. It is a second generation H1-antihistamine which has a very less ability to cross the brain and hence, has less potential of including drowsiness and is therefore, categorized as a non-sedating anti-histaminic agent. Loratadine is usually indicated for the symptomatic relief of allergy including hay fever (allergic rhinitis), urticaria (hives); either short or long term and other skin allergies. For allergic rhinitis (hay fever), loratadine is effective for both nasal and eye symptoms which include sneezing, runny nose, itchy and burning eyes. Besides this, loratadine resolves the itching due to Kimura's disease.

Generic Loratadine contains 10mg of micronized loratadine, an antihistamine, to be administered orally. It also contains some inactive ingredients used in the formulation of the tablet dosage form.

Recommended doses of Generic Loratadine in different conditions and populations-

  • Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis: 10 mg orally once a day
  • Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria: 10 mg orally once a day
  • Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis: 2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup); 6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets)
  • Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria: 2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup); 6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets)

How to use Generic Loratadine?

  • Generic Loratadine should be taken precisely as directed by the doctor after carefully reading the label instructions.
  • NOT TO BE USED more or less than recommended.
  • This medication is TO BE TAKEN AS NEEDED until the allergy symptoms resolve.
  • Strictly prohibited to be used in child younger than 2 years.
  • Swallow the pill whole with water without crushing, chewing, or breaking the regular tablet.
  • If no symptom improvement is realized within a small number of days or symptom exacerbate after long term use of Generic Loratadine, call the doctor proximately.
  • Generic Loratadine is not for use in children younger than 12 years of age.
  • Categorized as pregnancy category B as per the FDA. To be used with caution during pregnancy and only if clearly needed.
  • Caution should be used when Generic Loratadine is given to a nursing woman as it can easily enter breast milk in high concentrations and can harm new born child.

Common side effects may include-

  • Headache
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
  • Stomach pain and vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Nervousness and hyperactivity.

Appeal a doctor and discontinue taking medicine if there is-

  • Fast or uneven heart rate
  • Severe headache or fainting
  • A light-headed feeling.

Which drugs cannot be taken with Generic Loratadine?

  • Generic Loratadine is not to be used with propranolol, metoprolol, digoxin, reserpine, or methyldopa.
  • Simultaneous administration of Generic Loratadine with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) like isocarboxazide, phenelzine or tranylcypromine is strictly not recommended.

Overdosing/Overdose Symptoms

  • In case of accidental or intentional overdose, contact your nearest poison control center or hospital and seek medical help immediately.
  • In adults, somnolence, tachycardia, and headache have been reported with overdoses greater than of 40mg-180mg.
  • Extrapyramidal signs and palpitations have been seen in children with overdoses of greater than 10mg.
  • In case of over dosage, general supportive measures should be takenpromptly and should be retained as long as required.
  • For the treatment of over dosage, the doctor would make the affected patient vomit with the help of ipecac syrup, excluding patients with impaired consciousness, activated charcoal to absorb any remaining drug can be done after inducing vomiting.
  • If vomiting is unsuccessful, or not recommended, doctor might perform gastric lavage with normal saline.
  • Saline cathartics can also be used by the doctor for prompt dilution of bowel contents.
  • Generic Loratadine cannot be eliminated by hemodialysis and its elimination by peritoneal dialysis has not been reported.

What if a dose of Generic Loratadine is missed?

  • Try to take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • If time for the next dose is close, then skip the missed dose and maintain the normal dosage schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.
 

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