Loratadine provides symptomatic relief of multiple conditions including allergic rhinitis, hayfever and allergic skin conditions such as hives.
Loratadine tablets belong to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Loratadine tablets are used to relieve: allergy symptoms such as runny and blocked nose, sneezing, watery eyes (e.g. in hayfever), a skin condition with pale or red irregular raised patches and severe itching (urticaria) Do not take Loratadine tablets and tell your doctor if: you are allergic (hypersensitive) to loratadine or any of the other ingredients (see section 6) the patient is a child under two years of age. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Loratadine tablets if: you have liver problems the patient is a child with kidney disease you are about to have skin tests. Stop taking this medicine at least 48 hours before skin testing. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Loratadine tablets are not recommended in pregnancy or breast-feeding. Loratadine tablets do not cause drowsiness in most people. However, you should not drive or carry out skilled tasks, such as using machinery, until you are certain that you are unaffected in this way. Loratadine tablets contain lactose; If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine, as it contains a type of sugar called lactose. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Swallow the tablets whole with water with or without food. Doses: Adults (including older people) and children over 12 years of age: One tablet once daily Children 2 to 12 years of age: Body weight over 30kg: One tablet once daily Body weight under 30kg: Not recommended Children aged less than 2 years: Not recommended. Patients with serious liver problems: Adults and children with a body weight over 30kg: One tablet every other day. Children with a body weight of 30kg or less: A more suitable dosage form e.g. oral solution, should be taken. Length of treatment Loratadine tablets should improve your symptoms, but as with all medicines people may find it does not work for them. If after three days of taking Loratadine tablets your symptoms have not improved, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. If you take more than you should If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately. Take the container and any remaining tablets with you to show the doctor. Signs of an overdose include sleepiness, fast heart beat and headache. If you forget to take Loratadine tablets Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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