It treats symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from “hay fever” and other allergies. It is also used to relieve itching from hives.
This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
When not to use
It is contrindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug
Before taking loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to desloratadine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details
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.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, or confusion. These side effects can increase the risk of falling.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including allergy skin testing), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Drugs to avoid
It can interact with Azithromycin, Aspirin, Diphenhydramine, Ibuprofen, Pregablin.