This medicine is an anti-histamine used to treat hay fever and allergic skin conditions. The active ingredient in this medicine is called loratadine, and relieves symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itching and swelling.
It may be prescribed to treat other medical conditions as determine by your doctor.
Take this medicine as directed by your doctor. You may take these tablets with or without food.
If you miss a dose of this medicine and you are using it regularly, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses at once.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly closed container.
Do not take this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it previously.
Do not exceed the recommended dose, as this may cause drowsiness.
Before taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, consult with your pharmacist first as it may interact with Claritin.
If you experience severe or persistent dizziness, seek immediate medical attention.
This medicine may affect certain laboratory results, thus please advise laboratory staff you are taking this medication.
For women who wish to become pregnant or breast feed while taking this medicine, please ensure you discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine with your doctor.
Claritin Side Effects
Correct use of this medicine is not associated with any common side effects.
If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor or nurse.
An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely; however please be aware of the symptoms and seek immediate medical attention if they occur. Symptoms include dizziness, swelling of the face, difficulty breathing or a rash.
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