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Loratadine Antihistamine Medicine

Loratadine (Claritin®) is a medication often used for treating allergy symptoms, such as itchy nose or throat, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It is also approved for the treatment of itching due to hives.
The drug is a type of antihistamine that works by blocking the effects of histamine, which is responsible for the formation of hives and many of the symptoms of allergies.
Loratadine comes in several forms, including tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, chewable tablets, liquid-filled capsules, and syrup. It is usually taken by mouth once daily, although one particular product is taken twice a day. Some people need to take the medication all year long, while others take it only during allergy season.
Loratadine antihistamine medicine is now available without a prescription.
(Click Loratadine to learn more about the effects of loratadine, to find out what side effects may occur with this drug, and for more detailed dosing guidelines for the medicine.)
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