Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine for Allergies
Loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate (Claritin-D®) is a drug used for treating allergy symptoms, such as:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat
- Runny nose
Although it was once available by prescription only, it is now an over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Unlike many OTC allergy products, however, this drug usually does not cause drowsiness.
This product contains two different medications: an antihistamine (loratadine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine). Because it contains a decongestant, it is also licensed to treat nasal congestion due to the common cold.
(To learn more about managing your allergies with this drug, click What Is Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate Used For?.)