Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to treat allergic symptoms such as runny nose,watery eyes and itchiness 

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Loratadine (an antihistamine)

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to children and adults alike 

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form 

 

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Loratadine

Composition

Loratadine 10 mg

Brand

Open

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S was created to bring relief to patients suffering from allergies and allergic reactions by working blocking histamine and its effects on the human body.A tablets per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be ingested either with or without food.The dosage of Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is dependent upon the patient’s age,medical condition,patient’s response to the drug,any medications patient might be having along with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient.It is recommended that patients ingest Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 2 years and is considered safe to be recommended to expecting and lactating women.The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it may cause extreme drowsiness.If the patient is having other prescription drugs along with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S it is imperative that they inform their doctor before taking Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as drugs such as erythromycin,antifungals and certain heart medications are said to interact with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S negatively.

Adverse effects of Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S are rarely felt and effects such as dry mouth,fatigue and drowsiness tend to resolve on their own in a few hours to days time.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Indications

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Runny nose
  • Allergies
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing 
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Hay fever
  • Eczema 
  • Insect bites/stings 

How Does Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antihistamines that work by blocking histamine and its effects on the human body.Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders but in reactions with pollen,insect bites and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can successfully prevent.

How To Use Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S 

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) either with or without food with plenty of water to help the easy flow of the tablet into the throat.Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not to be chewed or crushed but rather to be ingested whole.Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested on the advice of a physician and only for the period of time prescribed,not more.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet is prescribed most commonly per day.

Child Dosage

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.The dosage for children 2 years and above is customized for their weight and age.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

It is considered safe to prescribe Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S to pregnant and lactating mothers even though trace amounts of Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S are found in breast milk.Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested under the advice and care of a doctor and for the time period specified only.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Severe liver impairment
  • Severe kidney impairment
  • Lactose intolerance 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Porphyria 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Old age
  • Diabetes
  • Other medicines that may cause drowsiness

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Amiodarone (heart medication)
  • Cimetidine (used to treat stomach ailments)
  • Erythromycin  (antibiotic)
  • Ketoconazole (antifungal)
  • Midodrine
  • Ritonavir

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S does not have many adverse effects,on a very rare occasion it might trigger an allergic reaction in susceptible patients.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.

Key Facts About Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from allergies
  • Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating women
  • Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause common symptoms such as dry mouth,fatigue and drowsiness
  • A tablet of Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed per day
  • Alcohol intake is not recommended while undergoing treatment with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

FAQs

#1.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to cause drowsiness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S causes drowsiness as well.

#2.HOW TO STORE Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you drowsy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#4.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

It is safe to have a few tablets over the recommended dose as Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is relatively safe with very few adverse effects.Excessive intake of Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may lead to headaches and the patient is advised to inform a medical professional of the overdose as soon as possible.

#5.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#6.HOW IS Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally once daily or as per doctor’s prescription.Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#7.HOW DOES Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antihistamines that work by blocking histamine and its effects on the human body.Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders bu in reaction with pollen,insect bites and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can successfully prevent.

#8.WILL Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#9.CAN I TAKE Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#10.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth

#11.HOW LONG DOES Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S TAKE TO SHOW EFFECT?

Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S starts to work and bring about changes in the human body an hour after ingestion.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Yes.Painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol are considered safe to have along with Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#13.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

No,there isn’t any evidence to suggest that Loratine 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S interferes with oral contraceptives.