Were you looking for more information about Loratadine? Loratadin is a medicine prescribed in a number of countries outside the United States. Loratadine is its active ingredient. We provide a brief overview of the medicine below.
Loratadine (Claritin®) is a medication often used for treating common allergy symptoms. By blocking the effects of histamine in the body, it can help relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat. Potential side effects of the drug include fatigue, dry mouth, and headaches. Compared to most non-prescription antihistamines, loratadine is much less likely to cause drowsiness. Many different forms of the drug are available, including tablets, chewable tablets, liquid-filled capsules, orally disintegrating tablets, and syrup.
(Click Loratadine to learn more about approved loratadine uses, to find out when and how to take this drug, and for a list of important warnings and precautions for the medicine. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on loratadine.)